Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Biology, B.S. - 120 units


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Summary of Units:

Biology Core Courses 26
Electives in Biology 20
Required Courses from Other Disciplines 28
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   46
Total Units 120

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

Electives in Biology - 20 units


A minimum of 20 units of biology electives must be completed from the following list of courses.  At least two electives must be lab courses.

Required Courses from Other Disciplines - 28 units


Note: CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 should be completed as early as possible.

Note: A year-long organic chemistry sequence with laboratory taken at a community college may be accepted in lieu of CHEM 311, 312, 314, and 315.

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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