Introductory courses lay the foundation for the major. Introduction to cells provides a basic treatment of cell biology, emphasizing, the things all life forms have in common. By contrast, diversity of life offers a systematic approach to the five kingdoms of life, stressing the evolutionary relationships apparent from the taxonomic classification of organisms. Central’s biology courses include:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Diversity of life
  • Introduction to cells
  • Genetics
  • Principles of ecology
  • Vertebrate natural history
  • Natural history of the great plains
  • Comparative vertebrate anatomy
  • Field botany
  • Human physiology
  • Histology
  • Mammalogy
  • Limnology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Evolution