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BIO 345 Animal Physiology

Physiology is an integrative discipline that explores how living organisms function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.  In this course we will study physiological mechanisms of animals and put this information in the context of adaptation and evolution.

BIO 454 Herpetology

We will explore aspects of reptile and amphibian evolution, ecology, behavior, morphology, physiology, and conservation through classroom lectures, discussions of peer-reviewed literature, laboratories, and field expeditions.

BIO 485 Environmental Physiology

This course focuses on the physiology underlying adaptations to extreme environments. Topics include life at high altitude, diving physiology, adaptations to extreme temperatures, and life without water.

BIO 495 Seminar:Biology of Sea Turtles

Senior seminar courses are designed to provide upper-level students with experience in literature review and oral presentation of findings.  These skills will be useful for those planning on pursuing a career in the biological sciences, whether in government, academia, or other organizations.

BIO 498 Topsail Internship

Interns gain practical field experience and training through a specialized program of work and study at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Topsail Beach, North Carolina.  This course is open to rising juniors or seniors. 

HON 120 Honors Seminar: Biol. Research

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to faculty in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology and to the research disciplines they represent.  Students will also explore the ways that biologists communicate their findings to others through oral presentations and written publications.