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Principles of Biology: Human Emphasis

Principles of Biology: Human Emphasis


Principles of cellular, organismal and population biology with primary representation relating to the human organism. Includes study of cells, tissues, and mammalian organ systems. This introductory biology course with lab online is based on the major conceptual principles underlying all of biology, with emphasis on human cellular life, inheritance, evolution, ecology and behavior.
Note: Prior coursework in basic algebra is strongly recommended.

Credits: 4 semester units (3 Lecture/1 Lab)
Course capacity: 30 students
Course length: 16 weeks


Course cost: The costs of the course and lab kit are handled by BHMT. Any replacement lab kits should be coordinated with the school and are at your own expense (estimated cost $546). The electronic textbook is provided as part of the course cost. A hardcopy textbook is available for purchase at your own expense (estimated cost $190). You are also responsible for the digital video camera equipment needed for this course (estimated cost $50+). Note: The instructor recommends Logitech QuickCam 500 or QuickCam Communicate MP available at many computer stores or online.

Transferability Requirement

BHMT participants are responsible for making sure selected course(s) will transfer to the accepting institution.



How Do I Register?

WARNING: If you are already enrolled in a Lab Science class, you will not be able to enroll in additional Lab Science courses.

  1. Complete the registration below

PLEASE NOTE: BHMT will use your available KP tuition reimbursement funds for eligible tuition, fees and materials expenses. If available tuition reimbursement funds are not sufficient to cover expenses, BHMT will cover the remainder at no cost to you.

Highly Recommended: the Principles of Biology Practice Course






Note: If you have registration questions or technical issues please email Elizabeth Rosales, CSUSM Program Services.


  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a BHMT eligible part-time or full-time KP benefited employee.
  • Open to all regions.

  • None

  • Have computer access with Internet
  • If you don’t have access to a reliable computer, we can lend you one! Learn more.


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Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.


Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Development Coach if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.