VS 331 | Histology - CSU Online

VS 331 - Histology

  • 4 credits
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Histology is the study of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs. Particular emphasis is placed on histology at the light microscopic level. The course uses hundreds of high-resolution photographs and images of human and domestic animal tissues. Histology laboratories involve finding and identifying histological structures at low, medium, high, and oil immersion views.


BMS 230 (Animal Anatomy and Physiology) or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology). Credit allowed for only one of the following: BMS 330, BMS 331, VS 331.

Important Information

This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Identification Form will be required.

For further details about the course and to learn more about the instructor, visit Dr. Stewart’s course website.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Histology: A Text and Atlas*
    Michael Ross, Gordon Kaye, and Wojciech Pawlina

*Recommended, but not required. Any edition is acceptable. Published by Williams and Wilkins.


Sherry Stewart (McConnell)
Sherry Stewart (McConnell)

(970) 218-9340 | Sherry.Stewart@colostate.edu

Dr. Sherry Stewart is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. Her professional interests include development of online upper division science courses. She has taught undergraduate, graduate, medical and veterinary histology for over 25 years. Her research interests focus on development and assessment of online instruction and student-centered learning.