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Premed/Health Science Courses

These UNC courses are offered in summer 2020 and could help you prepare for the MCAT, as well as satisfy any prerequisite courses for a professional graduate program in medicine or another health sciences field.

***No lab sections of undergraduate Chemistry courses will be offered in summer 2020 because of essential renovations to those physical spaces in May-August. Students who take a course in summer and need the co-requisite lab should register for a lab section in fall 2020.

First Session, 2020

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

Open to all undergraduates.  Prerequisite to most higher courses in biology.  An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101.  An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4)

Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.  Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4)

Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  One biology course over 200 recommended.  An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.  Will count in the Biology major and minor as an elective.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite, BIOL 101 and 101L; co-requisite, BIOL 252.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite.  Organ level human structure and function. Three labs per week.

CHEM 101 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisite, MATH 110. The first course in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 102. Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes, and conservation of energy.

CHEM 102 General Descriptive Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisites, CHEM 101 and 101L. C- or better required in CHEM 101. The course is the second in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 101. Gases, intermolecular forces, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibria including acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry.

CHEM 241 Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization (2)

Prerequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Analytical separations, chromatographic methods, spectrophotometry, acid-base equilibria and titrations, fundamentals of electrochemistry.

CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Molecular structure and its determination by modern physical methods, correlation between structure and reactivity and the theoretical basis for these relationships, classification of reaction types exhibited by organic molecules using as examples molecules of biological importance.

CHEM 430 Introduction to Biological Chemistry (BIOL 430) (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101, CHEM 262 or 262H. The study of cellular processes including catalysts, metabolism, bioenergetics, and biochemical genetics. The structure and function of biological macromolecules involved in these processes is emphasized.

Second Session, 2020

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

Open to all undergraduates.  Prerequisite to most higher courses in biology.  An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101. An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.  Three labs per week.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4)

Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4)

Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.  Five lectures and three recitations per week.

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L.  One biology course over 200 recommended.  An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.  Will count in the Biology major and minor as an elective.  Five lectures per week.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L; co-requisite, BIOL 252.  Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite.  Organ level human structure and function. Three labs per week.

BIOL 253 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; co-requisite, BIOL 253L. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms at molecular, cellular, and system levels of organization. Students will develop analytical and problem solving skills.  Intended for preprofessional students requiring a second semester of anatomy and physiology. Can be used as an allied science elective but not a biology course for the major. Five lectures per week.

BIOL 253L Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)

Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; co-requisite, BIOL 253. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms by hands-on experimentation. Students gain experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting human physiological data. Two labs per week.

CHEM 102 General Descriptive Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisites, CHEM 101 and 101L. C- or better required in CHEM 101. The course is the second in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 101. Gases, intermolecular forces, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibria including acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry.

CHEM 241 Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization (2)

Prerequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Analytical separations, chromatographic methods, spectrophotometry, acid-base equilibria and titrations, fundamentals of electrochemistry.

CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisite, CHEM 261 or 261H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Continuation of CHEM 261, with particular emphasis on the chemical properties of organic molecules of biological importance.