UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Biology, B.S. Marine Biology Option

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

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
MATH 255A (meets GE Basic Skills: B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning & Major Math Requirement) 3
GE Basic Skills: A2 Written Communication 3
GE D1 Social Sciences 3
GE E Lifelong Learning 3
Elective 3
Total 15

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 106 and BIOL 106L (meets GE B2 Life Science & GE B3 Science Laboratory Activity & Lower Division Major Requirement) 4
CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L (meets GE B1 Physical Science & Lower Division Major 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
GE F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 322 3
CHEM 235/L 4
PHYS 100A and PHYS 100AL 4
GE D2 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
Elective 1
Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE)
Total 15

YEAR 3: 1st Semester

Course Units
BIOL 360 (meets GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning) 3
BIOL 421/L Concurrently with BIOL 492B 4
PHYS 100B and PHYS 100BL 4
GE F Comparative Cultural Studies 3
Elective 1
Total 15

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
BIOL 330/L 3
BIOL 380 3
Marine Biology Selective Program (1 of 3) 4
GE Upper Division Section C2 Humanities 3
GE Upper Division Section D1 Social Sciences 3
Total 16

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
Marine Biology Selective Program (2 of 3) 4
Marine Biology Selective Program (3 of 3) 4
Selective Program Elective 4
GE D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 2nd Semester

Course Units
Selective Program Elective 4
Selective Program Elective 4
Selective Program Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 14
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120