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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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120 units

Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 8
Upper Division Major Requirements 39
Required Supporting Courses 31
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements  42
Total Units 120


Upper Division Requirements in the Major - 39 units

2. Electives in Biology - 25 units

Use the appropriate graduation roadmap for guidance in selecting a minimum of 25 units of biology courses from 300 and 400 levels, two of which must be lab courses.

Required Supporting Courses - 31 units

1. Chemistry - 16 units

 A year-long organic chemistry sequence with laboratory taken at a community college may be accepted for the Biology major in lieu of CHEM 311, 312, 314, 315

2. Physics - 8 units

3. Statistics and Mathematics - 7 units


Courses with * are double-counted toward GE credits.

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements -42 units


To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division) including all General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  .  The following areas must be included:

  • Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within the major (for A3, recommend MATH 230 - Logic and Mathematical Reasoning (Cross-listed as PHIL 230) )
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE), courses numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within the major, 3 units must be outside the major (C or better grades)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

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