Oct 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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


Lower Division Requirements in the Major - 8 units

Note: BIOL 150 /CHEM 150  or MATH 230 /PHIL 230  is recommended to meet GE Area A3.

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


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

  • Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within major
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
  • Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
  • Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation

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