UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Biology, B.A.

Degree Roadmaps are based on successful completion of prerequisites or placement into major required (or major specific) chemistry and math courses. Please meet with an advisor to develop a custom Degree Roadmap if additional courses are required prior to the major courses.

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
GE Basic Skills: Written Communication 3
MATH 105 (Meets GE Basic Skills: Mathematics & Major’s Math Requirement) 5
GE Lifelong Learning 3
GE Social Sciences 3
Electives 1
Total 15

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 101/L (Meets GE Natural Science with Lab Requirement & Major Core Lower Division Requirement) 5
BIOL 106/L (Meets GE Natural Science with Lab Requirement & Major Core Lower Division Requirement) 4
GE Basic Skills: Oral Communication 3
GE Basic Skills: Critical Thinking 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 102/L 5
BIOL 107/L 4
GE Arts and Humanities 3
Electives 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 333/L 5
PHYS 100A and PHYS 100AL 4
Title 5 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
GE Comparative Cultures 3
Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE)
Total 15

YEAR 3: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 334/L 4
PHYS 100B and PHYS 100BL 4
GE Comparative Cultures 3
Elective 5
Total 16

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 360 3
BIOL 322 3
GE Upper Division Arts and Humanities 3
GE Upper Division Social Sciences (select course to meet IC Part Two: Subject Explorations Section) 3
Electives 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Biology Requirement with lab 4
BIOL Upper Division Elective 4
BIOL 380 3
GE Upper Division Title 5 US Constitution and California State and Local Government 3
Elective 1
Total 15

YEAR 4: 2nd Semester

Course Units
Ecology and Environmental Biology Requirement (select course to meet Field Studies Lab Requirement) 4
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Biology Requirement (400 level) 3
Systematics and Comparative Biology * 4
BIOL Upper Division Elective 1
Elective 2
Total 14
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120

*Note: The Field Studies Lab could be satisfied in Systematics and Comparative Biology instead of in the Ecology and Environmental Biology section if preferred.