UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Biology, B.A.

Degree Road Maps 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 create a Degree Progress Report Plan if additional courses are required prior to the major courses.

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
MATH 105 or MATH 106 (meets GE Basic Skills: B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning & Major Math Requirement) 5
GE Basic Skills: A2 Written Communication 3
GE D1 Social Sciences 3
GE E Lifelong Learning 3
Elective 1
Total 15

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 106 and BIOL 106L (meets GE B2 Life Science & GE B3 Science Laboratory Activity & Major Lower Division Requirement) 4
CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L (meets GE B1 Physical Science & Major Lower Division Requirement) 5
GE Basic Skills: A1 Oral Communication 3
GE Basic Skills: A3 Critical Thinking 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
BIOL 107 and BIOL 107L 4
CHEM 102 and CHEM 102L 5
GE C1 Arts 3
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 333/L 5
PHYS 100A and PHYS 100AL 4
GE D2 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
GE F Comparative Cultural Studies 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 F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Electives 5
Total 16

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 322 3
BIOL 360 (meets GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning) 3
GE Upper Division Section C2 Humanities 3
GE Upper Division Section D1 Social Sciences 3
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
BIOL 380 3
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Biology Requirement with Lab 4
BIOL Upper Division Elective 4
GE D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government 3
Total 14

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 3
Total 15
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.