B Courses


With a wide variety of courses offered online, you can earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

Biology

BIOL 310. FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ≥C- in BIOL 171, ≥C in BIOL 172, and BIOL 173; CHEM 173 and CHEM 173L.
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the major topic areas of genetics: classical, molecular and evolutionary.

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BIOL 320. THE HUMAN PROSPECT. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HUMN 320.
Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
Explores the biological and philosophical roots of humans' relationship with the environment.

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BIOL 351. PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ≥C- in BIOL 171, ≥C in BIOL 172 and BIOL 173; CHEM 173 and CHEM 173L; or permission of instructor.
An integrative understanding of the physiological systems of vertebrates, analyzing physiological processes from the cellular level upwards, culminating in organismal function. This course reinforces concepts from biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

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BIOL 380. DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ≥C- in BIOL 171, ≥C in BIOL 172, BIOL 173, BIOL 270; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 171, or HONS 171, and CHEM 171L and a ≥C in MATH 141; or permission of instructor.
Satisfies: completion of this course with a grade ≥C satisfies the university proficiencies in mathematics.
Students gain the knowledge and skills required to conduct and interpret data analysis and statistics commonly applied in Biology. Key concepts of statistical analysis such as populations and samples, uncertainty, p-values, hypothesis testing, Type I and Type II errors, statistical methods and R programming language are covered.

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BIOL 421. MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: BIOL 301.
This course addresses microbial agents of human disease, with an emphasis on bacteria.

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BIOL 432. VIROLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Any one of BIOL 301, BIOL 303, BIOL 304 or permission of the instructor. BIOL 460 is recommended.
This course includes coverage of the molecular biology of microbial, animal and plant viruses and their host-parasite relationships. Those viruses associated with human and animal diseases are emphasized.

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BIOL 438. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: BIOL 310 and one of BIOL 301, BIOL 302, BIOL 303, BIOL 304, CHEM 351.
This course includes study of gene structure, organization, function and regulation. Equal emphasis is given to the molecular processes and genetic phenomena of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

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BIOL 521. MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: BIOL 301.
The microbial agents of human disease, with an emphasis on bacteria.

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BIOL 530. IMMUNOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to graduate program or permission of the instructor.
Immune reactions of animals with principal emphasis on those associated with infectious diseases. Students will conduct primary literature review.

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BIOL 532. VIROLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to graduate program or permission of the instructor.
The molecular biology of microbial, animal and plant viruses, especially those viruses associated with human and animal diseases and their host-parasite relationships with an emphasis on synthesis of primary literature.

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Business Administration (Accelerated)

BADM 502. FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Notes: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA finance courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.
Pre-requisites: admission to the MBA program or permission of the COB's Director of Graduate Programs.
This accelerated course deals with the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital management, cost of capital, option theory, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and the market for corporate control.

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BADM 505. ESSENTIALS OF ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Notes: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA accounting courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.
Pre-requisites: admission to the MBA program or permission of the CBPA's Director of Graduate Programs.
An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information.

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BADM 508. ESSENTIALS OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to MBA Program or permission of COB’s Director of Graduate Programs.
This course explores models and methods of production and service management. It provides a conceptual foundation and quantitative tools that can be applied to specific business problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, process choice, product design, quality management, principles of supply chain management, facility planning, forecasting, inventory management and scheduling.

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BADM 530. CORPORATE FINANCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency and admission to the MBA program or permission of the CBPA's Director of Graduate Programs.
This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers.

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BADM 540. MARKETING MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to MBA Program or permission of CBPA’s Director of Graduate Programs.
This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision-making and the impact of marketing on business.

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BADM 552. LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to MBA Program or permission of CBPA’s Director of Graduate Programs.
This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leadership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability, and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive, and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities.

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BADM 564. E-COMMERCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to MBA Program or permission of CBPA's Director of Graduate Programs.
Electronic commerce includes not only selling/buying online but also much more broad activities, such as organizational internal processes supports, electronic collaboration among partners, distance learning, and virtual communities. This course explores how the landscape of E-Commerce is changing and evolving. It covers the important topics of E-Commerce, including selling and marketing online, businesses trading and collaborating with other businesses.

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Business & Marketing Education

BUED 302. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course focuses on oral and written communication strategies, theories and models with an emphasis on the principles of effective business writing in the digital workplace. Students work directly with small businesses to conduct primary research and collect industry research in order to develop a formal research report and a professional business presentation. Students receive hands-on experience by working in collaborative groups and presenting the final report and presentation.

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BUED 425. WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS USING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. 5 Credits.

Notes: Additional testing fees required, testing to be completed in class. PC required.
Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn Microsoft and Adobe products through workplace simulations: project-based learning. Students develop new documents from workplace scenarios in order to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Workplace communication scenarios, such as meetings, give students hands-on learning experiences to communicate using computer applications.

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BUED 475. METHODOLOGIES USED IN BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS ENGLISH AND MARKETING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251, BUED 302, MKTG 310.
This course provides industry certification opportunities to enhance workplace communication by project-based learning and practical workplace simulations. Students create professional Microsoft and Adobe documents through problem solving and critical thinking skills to design formal and technical documents: reports, letters, mail merge, forms, presentations, spreadsheets, functions, charts, databases, newsletters, pivot tables, etc.

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