This course is for credit recovery only and should only be taken if you have previously taken and failed the course. Be sure to check with your school counselor before enrolling to ensure that your school will accept the credit recovery course(s) you are planning to take. All course work and final exams must be completed within 60 days from the date of enrollment and there are no extensions available for this course.

After learning about the scientific method, students will study life at its most basic level, the cell. Students will then use the cell as a foundation for understanding how life evolves, including a detailed discussion of DNA, genetics, and evolution. Each lesson in this course includes an interview with a professional in a career related to biology. Two thousand years ago, most people agreed that life, death, sickness, and health were the result of fickle gods. Today we know a little more about the principles behind life and seek to learn more through the study of biology. This is the first course in a two-part Biology series (BIOL 041 and BIOL 043).