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Biological Sciences (B.A.)

Biological Sciences (B.A.) 77-79 units

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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.

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 I5 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 Internship1 3 units

BIOL 462 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology 3 units

BIOL 485 Undergraduate Biological Research1 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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