Aug 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S. - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 8
Upper Division Major Requirements 38
Required Supporting Courses 31
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   43
Total Units 120


Upper Division Requirements in the Major - 38 units

2. Electives in Biology - 24 units

Use the appropriate graduation roadmap for guidance in selecting a minimum of 24 units of biology electives from the following list of courses. Two electives 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

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements -43 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 major (for A3, recommend BIOL 150  - Critical Thinking for Science Majors (Cross-listed as CHEM 150) or 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 major, three units must be outside 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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