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Biology Lab Course Information

SPRING 2023

General comments about the time commitment for biology classes:

  • A 4-credit biology class, regardless of whether it is delivered on campus, hybrid, or online, has the equivalent of 3 hours of lecture (3 credits) and 3 hours of lab (1 credit) per week.
  • For each lecture hour, students can expect to spend 2-3 additional hours of study time per week. Lecture learning: 3 hours lecture + 6-9 hours additional study = 9-12 hours per week
  • Depending on the nature of the lab material and the course number (1000-level or 2000-level), for each 3-hour lab, students can expect to spend an additional 1-9 additional hours of study time per week.

Please click on each course (below) for more information.

Once classes begin, the course syllabus will provide more detailed information.

BIOLOGY LAB COURSE INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2023

General comments about the time commitment for summer biology classes:

  • These classes move quickly since most of them compress 17 weeks of an academic semester into 5 weeks of a summer term.
  • A 4-credit summer biology class, regardless of whether it is delivered on campus, hybrid, or online, has the equivalent of 8 hours of lecture work and 8 hours of lab work per week.
  • For each lecture hour, students can expect to spend 2-3 additional hours of study time per week. Lecture learning: 8 hours + 16-24 hours = 24-32 hours per week
  • For every 4 hours of lab, students can expect to spend 2 or more additional hours of study time per week.

Please click on each course (below) for more information.

Once classes begin, the course syllabus will provide more detailed information.

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