Course Description

Save a bundle and receive 30% off the individual course rate when you register for both BIOL 101 and BIOL 102.

These courses examines the fundamental concepts underlying biomedical science, including the structure and function of biomolecules, such as proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and DNA, as well as the structure and function of cellular components, such as membranes, vesicles, organelles, and the cytoskeleton. This course is designed for students who may have previously studied biology but need a refresher on the main concepts in biomedical science as well as students without a science background who wish to gain a foundation in basic biological mechanisms.

Bundle Courses:

BIOL 101 | Foundations in Biomedical Science

BIOL 102 | Foundations in Biomedical Science II

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of the major cellular macromolecules
  • Explain the structure and function of major cellular components
  • Present detailed concepts of a chosen biology topic
  • Build and hone critical thinking skills


This course may apply toward the Biomedical Sciences Endeavor digital badge.

Textbook Information

A textbook is required or recommended for this course. Click here to view a textbook list for FAES courses and purchasing information. Please note that tuition does not include textbooks. If you have already purchased the textbook for BIOL 101, do not purchase an additional textbook for BIOL 102.


There are no prerequisites for BIOL 101. 

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