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Principles of Biology

Program(s): Summer College, Undergraduate Courses

This program is currently at capacity during the Extended and Rolling deadlines. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for a second option that fulfills your interests.

*Taught Online*  What is life? How does it work and evolve? This course uses student-centered interactive learning in the lab, assigned readings from both the popular press and primary scientific literature, and directed writing exercises to explore the nature and functions of living organisms, their interactions with each other, and their environment. In other words, we will explore how to understand the complexities of biological phenomena at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community level through scientific inquiry.

Remote or Residential

✓ Remote Course


Course Considerations

High school biology is required. 

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Summer College
Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

July 25

End Date

August 12

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Pliny Smith

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 10130 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


12:30 P.M.


Session III

Course Length

3 weeks