Dual Enrollment Biology Track

Illinois Tech’s biology track for high school dual-enrollment courses are designed for students to sequentially build their skills. Students can take the courses below independently or as part of a sequence, but some courses have prerequisites. Check out the course descriptions below for more information about each course. 

Interested in partnering with Illinois Tech to offer this track to your school? Learn more about our dual-enrollment school partnership.  

Biology Track—In-Person
Course
Type
Term
Description

BIOL 105: Introduction to Biology
(Three credits)
 

In-Person

Fall

This course, designed for non-majors, considers basic concepts and selected topics in biology beginning at the molecular level and ending with the biosphere. Topics include the following: the chemistry and structure of cells in plants and animals; how cells obtain and use energy; basic genetics and the role of biotechnology in agriculture and medicine; evolution, natural selection, and species formation; the origin and diversity of microbial, plant, and animal life; ecology, organisms, and their environments; and the impact of human population growth and human activity on the systems and resources of our planet. 

BIOL 214: Genetics
(Three credits)
 

In-Person

Fall

An introduction to transmission and molecular genetics designed for both biology and other science and engineering majors. Applications of genetics to the solution of various practical problems will also be discussed.

BIOL 114: Introduction to Human Biology for Non-Major
(Three credits)

In-Person

 

Lecture 

T: 5–7:40 p.m.

Spring

This course, designed for non-majors in biology, covers selected topics in biology of particular relevance to humans and to human health and disease. Topics include introductory biochemistry and cell structure, organization, and regulation of body systems; human genetics; human development; biotechnology; introduction to human pathogens and infectious diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and immunologic diseases such as AIDS; human ecology; and human evolution. 

BIOL 104: Linux and Perl Programming
(Three Credits)

In-Person

Spring

(2024)

Introductory course on Linux and Perl programming. Topics include Linux/UNIX operating systems, Bash and other command line shells, remote terminals, the basics of Perl programming, and examples of Perl programming for biological data.

Deadline to apply for Spring: December 23, 2022

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