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Human Anatomy

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Description: This course is a rigorous anatomy course designed for health sciences and physical education majors. It covers the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Course topics begin with an introduction of anatomical terminology and tissue classifications, followed by the structural and functional anatomy of the organ systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems). A structure-function approach provides the background to achieve the learning objectives for the course, which are concepts necessary in understanding the human body and in professions such as medicine, physician assistant, chiropractic, dental hygiene, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, sports and leisure studies, and other medical related fields. Laboratory includes work with microscope, Anatomage table, human body models, and cadavers.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology I (BIO111 and BIO111L) or equivalent
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Total Units: 4

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

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Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO251) and lab (BIO251L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 29, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Sat, Sun 11:30A-8:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jan 30, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 26, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
June 27, 2020 July 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
May 4, 2020 May 27, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P


Summer 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class – 3 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Apr 30, 2020 May 27, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
May 28, 2020 Jun 24, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Jun 25, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab – 1 start date option 

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jul 27, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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