Human Biology for the Social Sciences Prerequisite Course



This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Biology prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.


The prerequisite courses offered through Kent School of Social Work, Department of Continuing Education, are specifically designed to meet your prerequisite needs; thus each course is not the same as a typical University of Louisville course.


For More information regarding the structure of this course, please view our 'Frequently asked questions' Document Click here to open Prerequisite Frequently Asked Questions



Enrollment Details



Typical enrollment time is 2 weeks for your registration to be fully processed as it will require the Continuing Education Director to manually enroll you in the Blackboard course.


After receiving your online registration form, a temporary University of Louisville account will be created for you, which is required to access the course in Blackboard. You will receive another email from service account that will include instructions on how to access and user ID and password to access the course.






The registration period has closed for this event.


  • You will need to create an account for registration.


  • Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis.


  • Registration is not complete until payment is received.


  • You will received a registration confirmation a few moments after registering.






The cost of a prerequisite course is $225.00.


Payment must be received in order to access course materials.

Refund Policy


• Refunds for prerequisite courses will not be given 30 days after registration or if individual has accessed course materials in Blackboard.
• A refund may be issued within 30 days after registration if an error has been made regarding required courses. An official letter must me sent from an academic advisor or proof of enrollment must be provided.
• If you do not receive a passing score , you will need to re-register and pay for the course again. Refunds will not be given if you do not pass the course.

Be sure to check with your advisor before registering to ensure your program will accept these courses.

Course Information

Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues 6th Edition

Helps students learn the concepts and applications of human biology using relevant topics and realistic scenarios

Known for its unique “Special Topic” chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the 6th Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology using a conversational writing style, vibrant, easy-to-follow illustrations, abundant applications, and a new emphasis on using everyday science literacy skills. The authors provide a practical, friendly introduction to the study of the human body, preparing readers to navigate today's rapidly expanding and shifting world of health information.

Each chapter now features brand-new “Consider This Case” exercises and “Finding and Evaluating Information” activities that challenge readers to think critically and apply their knowledge to solve real-world cases. Along with scientific updates and content improvements throughout the text, the 6th Edition also includes a new “Special Topic” chapter on the Obesity Epidemic.

ISBN-13: 978-0134045443
ISBN-10: 0134045440


Course is taken complete online


Students are not required to meet at specified times or with an instructor.

About Us

University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Family Science


Questions: Please contact

Jessica J. Ballinger, MSSW
Program Manager for Continuing Education
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
O: 502-852-4769