Biology

BIOL 1107: Principles of Biology I

Four credits ($200). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. May be taken in either order. Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology. Laboratory exercises in BIOL 1107 include dissection of preserved animals.

Eligibility Guidelines: Student must have studied/been exposed to the fundamental basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry in a course that in addition contains a laboratory component.


BIOL 1108: Principles of Biology II

Four credits ($200). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. May be taken in either order. Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include plant biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

Eligibility Guidelines: Student must have studied/been exposed to the fundamental basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry in a course that in addition contains a laboratory component.


Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn ECE biology courses will be a Masters degree in a subject area, such as cell biology or animal physiology, and have at a minimum 3 years of teaching experience at or above the high school level in the biological sciences. Additionally, the candidate should present on transcripts a diverse and deep breadth of course work and laboratory course work as both an undergraduate and as a graduate student and per degree post a 3.00 or higher Total Science GPA. Of further note, each degree must be of Science: B.S., and M.S.. Applicants will not be considered unless they also provide a detailed lecture and lab syllabus for their proposedBio1107/1108 courses with their application. Certification also requires an interview with the ECE Biology Coordinator at the Storrs campus.

Applicants for Biology 1107/1108 should have documented successful completion of coursework in the following areas:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Additionally, Biology 1107 applicants should present successful completion of previous course work in the following:

  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cell biology
  • Animal Physiology, Comparative Anatomy or Human Physiology
  • One semester of Biochemistry is recommended

Additionally, Biology 1108 applicants should present successful completion of previous course work in the following:

  • Plant Physiology or Botany
  • Ecology or Environmental/ Conservation Science
  • Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology
  • Evolution Theory
  • Animal behavior is recommended

Other factors that contribute to certification include: prior teaching experience

Instructor Resources:

BIOL 1107 Sample Syllabus (PDF)
BIOL 1107 Sample Lab Syllabus (PDF)
BIOL 1108 Sample Syllabus (PDF)
BIOL 1108 Sample Lab Syllabus (PDF)
Biology Handbook 2020 (PDF)

Notes: The University’s Biology Department will provide exit exams.