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Biological Sciences (B.A.)

Biological Sciences (B.A.)
Total Units: 77-79

Students seeking the B.A. in biology must complete core requirements in both the major and in related disciplines, and elective courses beyond these requirements.Download Sample 4 Year Plan

Biology Core Curriculum Major Requirements: 28-30 units

BIOL 111C/CL Principles of Biology I: 4 units

BIOL 112/L Principles of Biology II: 4 units

BIOL 220/L Cell Biology: 4 units

BIOL 309/L Microbiology: 4 units

BIOL 311/L Genetics: 4 units

BIOL 485 Undergraduate Biological Research: 2-4 units

or BIOL 488 Biology Senior Project

BIOL 499C Capstone Seminar in Biology: 2 units

Choose one of the following Ecology Focus courses:

BIOL 315/L General Ecology: 4 units

BIOL 345C Mountain Field Biology: 4 units

BIOL 346C Desert Field Ecology: 4 units

BIOL 348C Coastal Ecology: 4 units

Related Discipline Core Requirements: 29 units

CHEM 120/L/R General Chemistry I: 5 units

CHEM 121/L/R General Chemistry II: 5 units

CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry I: 3 units

CHEM 304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I: 1 unit

PSCI 223C/CL Mechanics and Heat: 4 units

or PSCI 130C/CL General Physics I

PSCI 225/L Electricity, Magnetism, Sound and Light: 4 units

or PSCI 131/L General Physics II

MATH 168C Biostatistics: 3 units

MATH 180 Calculus I: 4 units

Students must complete an additional 20 elective units in biology or chemistry. Students should select electives that will prepare them for their careers in graduate studies.

Electives: 20 units

BIOL 212 Teaching Biology I: 2 units

BIOL 214 Teaching Biology II: 2 units

BIOL 302/L Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: 4 units

or BIOL 204C/CL Human Anatomy: 4 units

BIOL 305/L Physiology of Vertebrates: 4 units

or BIOL 304/L Human Physiology: 4 units

BIOL 315/L General Ecology: 4 units

BIOL 325 History and Philosophy of Science: 3 units

BIOL 335 Biology of Cancer: 3 units

BIOL 345C Mountain Field Biology: 4units

BIOL 346C Desert Field Ecology: 4 units

BIOL 348C Coastal Ecology: 4 units

BIOL 402/L Histology: 4 units

BIOL 432/L Neuroscience: 4 units

BIOL 440/L Molecular Biology: 4 units

BIOL 455 Biology Teaching Internship: 1 -3 units

BIOL 462 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology: 3 units

BIOL 485 Undergraduate Biological Research: 1 - 4 units

CHEM 305/LOrganic Chemistry II: 4 units

CHEM 430/L Biochemistry: 4 units

CHEM 435 Advanced Biochemistry: 3 units

ANTH/SOC/

NSCI 429 Health, Disease, and Globalization: 3 units

Foundations of Epidemiology

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