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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


Biological Sciences (BIOL)


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Associate Professor: Sarah Prescott, Stephen R. Pugh
Assistant Professor: Patricia A. Halpin, Kyle MacLea

Biological Sciences (A.S.)
Biology is the study of living organisms in both laboratory and field conditions. It concerns itself with questions of understanding the living world, its complex interrelationships, and the role of human beings within it.

The associate of science in biological sciences program at UNH Manchester is designed to serve either as a terminal degree or as a springboard for students interested in the life sciences, which include majors in biology, microbiology, zoology, plant biology, wildlife management, environmental conservation, biochemistry, and animal sciences. Employment opportunities in the public and private sectors include education; food, water, wastewater and other industrial laboratories; clinical laboratories; biotechnology; environmental research and monitoring; and animal behavior.

Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits to graduate. There are two tracks in the A.S. degree program at UNH Manchester: biology and microbiology.

Biology Track Requirements
Math 425, Calculus I, or MATH 424b, Calculus for Life Sciences
PSYC 402, Statistics in Psychology (other statistics courses such as BIOL 528 or BUS 430 may be used to satisfy this requirement).
BIOL 413, Principles of Biology I
BIOL 414, Principles of Biology II
CHEM 403, General Chemistry I
CHEM 404, General Chemistry II
BMS 503, General Microbiology
CHEM 545/546, Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BMCB 658/659, General Biochemistry and General Biochemistry Laboratory
BIOL 541, General Ecology
GEN 604, Principles of Genetics

Microbiology Track Requirements
Students opting for the microbiology track must take all courses listed in the biological sciences program with the exception of BIOL 541, General Ecology. Two additional courses selected from BMS 504, Brewing and Industrial Microbiology; BMS 602, Pathogenic Microbiology; or BMS 601, Bacteriology of Food, are required of students in the microbiology track.

Note: Pre-medical and pre-dental students should enroll in CHEM 651-652 and 653-654 at Durham. These courses may substitute for CHEM 545/546 and BMCB 658-659. In addition, students should also enroll in MATH 426.

For more information, contact Stephen Pugh, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4128, or, or contact the Office of Admissions.

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