BIO111
General Biology I

General Biology I

Course Description

This course is the first in a two-part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent

This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Course Offerings

  • Interactive Online Lecture & Interactive Online Lab (BIO111 + BIO111L): 4 credits
  • Self-Paced Online Lecture & Interactive Online Lab (BIO111 + BIO111L): 4 credits
  • Interactive Online Lecture Only (BIO111): 3 credits
  • Self-Paced Online Lecture Only (BIO111): 3 credits
  • Interactive Online Lab Only (BIO111L): 1 credit

Course Structure

Lectures

Classes begin with intensive lectures (up to five hours) led by experienced instructors. Through a mix of presentations and small-group discussions, students learn to tie key foundational concepts to clinical practice and other real-world applications. Interactive Online classes provide group-based virtual learning through Zoom. Classes happen in real time with required attendance during a set schedule. Self-Paced Online classes provide the chance to study at your own pace (as long as you meet certain assignment due dates) and meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom at times that work for the students (after an initial Zoom meeting, there are no required attendance times).

Labs

Lab courses provide hands-on experiences that complement the lectures. SCU students enjoy dedicated resources, including chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy labs.

Due to COVID-19 requirements all labs are being offered virtually. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction. You may want to contact your transfer to institution to determine their policy about online versus on-campus labs, which may change due to the global pandemic.

Student Support

Tutoring in any subject is available to fit student schedules. SCU students can also take advantage of exclusive health sciences workshops and symposiums offered by the University.

This course is typically needed for:

  • Nursing Programs
  • Physical Therapy Programs
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Medical Schools
  • Veterinary Programs
  • Dentistry Programs
  • Chiropractic Programs
  • Optometry Programs

Available Formats

On-Campus Lecture

Interactive Online Lecture & Lab

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$2,000.00

  • Lecture
    May 15, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    8 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    May 15, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lecture & Interactive Online Lab

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$2,000.00

  • Lecture
    May 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    3 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    May 15, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Mon - Tues - Wed - Thurs8:00AM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    1 Weeks

Interactive Online Lecture

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$1500.00

  • May 15, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    8 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lecture

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$1500.00

  • May 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    3 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jul 19, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Interactive Online Lab

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Tuition

$500.00

  • May 15, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
    8 days left to register
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Mon - Tues - Wed - Thurs8:00AM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Ashley McCarley

    Duration

    1 Weeks

On-Campus Lecture

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lecture & Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Online Lecture & On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Transferable Single Course Credits

Our regionally accredited courses are designed to meet the standard requirements for most healthcare graduate programs. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.

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