2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 or a maximum of 132 units.

General Education Requirements (45-50 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings. Please note that Biology Majors are not required to take classes listed in Area B of the General Education requirements.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required. However, for students who wish to complete the Biochemistry minor, Organic Chemistry is considered a pre-requisite class for both programs and therefore can be double counted for both major and minor requirements.

Major Requirements (76-84 units)

Students must select one of the options listed.

All courses applied to the B.S. in Biology must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Option (76-81 units)

A. Lower Division Requirements (41-44 units)

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

BIO 124Principles of Biology III

3

BIO 125Principles of Biology Lab III

1

BIO 220Molecular Biology

3

BIO 221Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

CHE 112General Chemistry II

5

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

MAT 171Survey of Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

4

or

MAT 191Calculus I

5

PHY 120Elements of Physics I

4

and

PHY 122Elements of Physics II

4

Or

PHY 130General Physics I

5

And

PHY 132General Physics II

5

B. Upper Division Requirements (35-37 units)

1. Required courses (21-23 units):

BIO 320Cell Biology

3

BIO 340Genetics

3

BIO 342Cell And Genetics Lab

1

BIO 421Advanced Molecular Biology

3 units

or

BIO 440Molecular Genetics

3

BIO 490Senior Project

3

CHE 310Organic Chemistry I

4

or

CHE 300Organic Chemistry I

3

and

CHE 311Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

or

CHE 301Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 312Organic Chemistry II

3

or

CHE 302Organic Chemistry II

3

and

CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

or

CHE 303Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

2. Select one course and the respective lab from the following (4 units):

BIO 310Plant Physiology

3

BIO 311Plant Physiology Laboratory

1

BIO 312Animal Physiology

3

BIO 313Animal Physiology Laboratory

1

BIO 314Developmental Biology

3

BIO 315Developmental Biology Lab

1

BIO 324Microbiology

3

BIO 325Microbiology Laboratory

1

3. Select a minimum of 10 additional units of upper division Biology or Chemistry Courses (10 units).

Ecology and Environmental Biology Option (76-81 units)

A. Lower Division Requirements (41-44 units):

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

BIO 124Principles of Biology III

3

BIO 125Principles of Biology Lab III

1

BIO 220Molecular Biology

3

BIO 221Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

CHE 112General Chemistry II

5

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

MAT 171Survey of Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

4

Or

MAT 191Calculus I

5

PHY 120Elements of Physics I

4

And

PHY 122Elements of Physics II

4

Or

PHY 130General Physics I

5

And

PHY 132General Physics II

5

B. Upper Division Requirements (35-37 units)

1. Required courses (18 units):


BIO 312Animal Physiology

3

BIO 313Animal Physiology Laboratory

1

BIO 330Botany

3

BIO 331Botany Laboratory

1

BIO 332Ecology

3

BIO 333Ecology Laboratory

1

BIO 340Genetics

3

BIO 490Senior Project

3

2. Restricted elective courses. Select a series from the following (4-10 units):

CHE 310Organic Chemistry I

4

or

CHE 300Organic Chemistry I

3

And

CHE 311Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

or

CHE 301Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 312Organic Chemistry II

3

or

CHE 302Organic Chemistry II

3

And

CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

or

CHE 303Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

Or

CHE 316Survey of Organic Chemistry

3

And

CHE 317Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

3. Open elective courses. Select a minimum of 9-15 additional units of upper division Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology or Earth Science courses approved by a Biology advisor. (9-15 units).

Microbiology Option (79-84 units)

A. Lower Division Requirements (41-44 units):

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

BIO 124Principles of Biology III

3

BIO 125Principles of Biology Lab III

1

BIO 220Molecular Biology

3

BIO 221Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

CHE 112General Chemistry II

5

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

MAT 171Survey of Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

4

Or

MAT 191Calculus I

5

PHY 120Elements of Physics I

4

And

PHY 122Elements of Physics II

4

Or

PHY 130General Physics I

5

And

PHY 132General Physics II

5

B. Upper Division Requirements (29-31 units):

BIO 320Cell Biology

3

BIO 324Microbiology

3

BIO 325Microbiology Laboratory

1

BIO 340Genetics

3

BIO 425Medical Bacteriology

2

BIO 435Medical Bateriology Laboratory

2

BIO 426Immunology

3

BIO 436Immunology Laboratory

1

BIO 490Senior Project

3

CHE 310Organic Chemistry I

4

or

CHE 300Organic Chemistry I

3

And

CHE 311Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

or

CHE 301Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 312Organic Chemistry II

3

or

CHE 302Organic Chemistry II

3

And

CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

or

CHE 303Organic Chemistry Lab II

1

C. Electives: Select a minimum of 9 units from the following:

BIO 420Histotechnique

2

And

BIO 419Histotechnique Laboratory

2

BIO 421Advanced Molecular Biology

3 units

BIO 422Histology

3

And

BIO 424Histology Laboratory

1

BIO 428Virology

3

BIO 458Human Parasitology

3

And

BIO 459Human Parasitology Laboratory

1

BIO 491 Seminar in Biological and Biomedical Research

1

CHE 450Biochemistry I

4

And

CHE 451Biochemistry I Lab

1

Or

CHE 456Clinical Chemistry

3 units

BIO 490: Major students may substitute this course for General Education Area E. Please contact the University Advisement Center to request the course substitution.