Biology I Lecture & Lab Course Overview

  • Biology I Lecture & Lab, BIOL 1010, is an online four-credit lecture/lab biology course incorporating an at-home laboratory component. The emphasis of the course is on providing a conceptual framework for understanding the basics of modern biology so that the student will be well equipped to apply this knowledge in his or her further studies.

*This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)

Biology I Lecture & Lab Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic content of the discipline
  • Discuss and demonstrate how scientists solve problems in the discipline
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific arguments
  • Apply knowledge to scientific problems
  • Ask a question and develop a hypothesis that can be tested
  • Plan and conduct an investigation to test a hypothesis
  • Analyze data and apply scientific ideas to evaluate the strength of a hypothesis
  • Communicate results of scientific experiments by basing conclusions on valid and reliable evidence

Biology I Lecture & Lab Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for Biology I Lecture & Lab, BIOL 1010.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

For the laboratory portion of the course, most weeks will also have an assigned laboratory exercise. Assessment for each lab lesson will be the questions that are listed throughout each lesson. In addition to conducting the laboratory exercises and taking the assessment, you will also need to write a lab report.

Hear What BIOL 1010 Students are Saying

My favorite lab was naturally the microbes everywhere lab (microbiology is the greatest thing to me). We had to write our lab report with it and it showed me how to properly do a real experiment. I have written many lab reports before, but never one that I had to set up the experiment purposely for – it was amazing, challenging, and really encouraged me to “think” as opposed to simply “do.”

Being a person who isn’t afraid to argue a point or matter, both instructors responded very well to my mentality, and rather than shutting me down in my questions and arguments, they instead opened up for a discussion and debated with me. I loved this as it showed the teachers encouraged interactions and discussions – what an amazing way to truly understand the material!

My instructors for Biology I and Biology II were very student-success-focused, very interactive, and exceptionally passionate about their work. Each of them had different teaching styles and different ways of challenging students, but each was very supportive and helpful.

Tuition & Fees

BIOL 1010: Lecture/Lab


  • Credits: 4
  • Tuition: $1,480
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,510*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook
    • Biology, 5th edition by Brooker, Widmair, Graham and Stiling (e-book)
    • This ebook can be purchased directly in your course upon your course start date.
    • Note: Please note if planning to enroll in BIOL 1011: Biology II upon completion of this course, the e-book can be used for that course as well.
  • Lab Materials
    • All lab materials are purchased through your course. Please be aware that costs vary for each course and can range from $100- $500+.
As a Reminder

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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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