Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

We answer the call to educate honors students of Grand Challenges in life sciences, and we work one on one with nursing students, non-science majors and working professionals to share the science and practice of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

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VBS 1001 - Introduction to Biotechnology

VBS 1001 - Introduction to Biotechnology

Offered: Fall and Spring 
Units: 4 units
Grading Basis: A - F or Audit
Course Components: Laboratory - Required; Lecture - Required
Course Attributes: Biological Sciences, Technology and Society
Description: Basic understanding of cell biology/biotechnology. Laboratory exercises using modern molecular biotechnology techniques. Lectures. History of biotechnology. Cell biology/biotechnology. Develop research plan.

VBS 2100 - Companion Animal Anatomy

VBS 2100 - Companion Animal Anatomy

Offered: Spring
Units: 3 units
Grading Basis: A - F only
Course Components: Laboratory - Required; Lecture - Required
Description: Develop anatomical knowledge through study/dissection. Compare/contrast animal adaptations.
Prereq: General Biology (e.g., BIOL 1009) is recommended

VBS 2032 - General Microbiology with Laboratory

VBS 2032 - General Microbiology with Laboratory

Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
Units: 5 units
Grading Basis: A - F only
Course Components: Laboratory - Required; Lecture - Required
Description: 
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology
Prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology

GCC 3016/5016-Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse

GCC 3016/5016-Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse

Offered: Spring 2018
Instructors: Drs. Dawn Foster-Hartnett, Patricia Goodman-Mamula, James Johnson, and Timothy Johnson
Units: 3 credits
Prerequisites: Must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student
Course Components: Lecture/Discussion, 11:45am-12:35pm, MWF
Course Attributes: Antibiotic resistance, globalization, societal and ethical implications, alternative therapeutic approaches
Description: This course provides an overview of how antibiotic use invoked antibiotic resistance, including in depth discussions of antibiotic resistant microorganisms and the impact of globalization on this exploding problem