Biology, B.A. (2015-2016 Archive)

Notice: The General Education requirements prescribed on this Road Map are based on the Plan R Required Pattern of Courses (GE catalog years 2006-2018). See General Education Plan R for more information.

Lower division GE partially completed (see GE comments below*). Lower division major requirements of BIOL 106/L, BIOL 107/L, CHEM 101/L, CHEM 102/L, MATH 105, PHYS 100A and PHYS 100AL, PHYS 100B and PHYS 100BL satisfied by the AS-T in Biology.

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
BIOL 322 3
BIOL 360 3
CHEM 333/L 4/1
GE Arts and Humanities (if needed to total 9 units including transfer coursework)* 3
Total 14

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
BIOL 380 3
CHEM 334/L 3/1
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Biology (see list below) 4
GE Social Sciences (if needed to total 9 units including transfer coursework)* 3
Total 14

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Biology (see list below) 3
Systematics and Comparative Biology (see list below) 3-4
GE Upper Division** 3
GE Upper Division** 3
Elective 3
Total 15-16

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
Ecology and Environmental Biology (see list below) 4-5
Upper Division Biology Electives to total 20 units in the Selective Program*** (see list below) 4-6
GE Upper Division** 3
Electives 4-5
Total 16-17
Total units after transfer 60

*The AS-T in Biology requires completion of a total of 9 units lower division in each of GE Arts and Humanities and GE Social Sciences, as per CSU GE Breadth for STEM or IGETC for STEM pattern.

**If needed, select UDGE courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/Local Government.

Selective Program Requirements (Minimum 20 unit total)

Molecular, Cellular and Physiological List
Requires 7 units minimum, with at least one “L” course and at least one at the 400-level or above.

BIOL 315/L Principles of Microbiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 316/L Plant Biology and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 381 Cell Biology Lab (1) (not an “L” course)
BIOL 382/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 383/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 408/L Applied Microbiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 411/L Animal Histology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 417/L Microbial Physiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 441/L Embryology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 468 Human Genetics (3)
BIOL 470 Biotechnology (3)
BIOL 476 Topics in Stem Cell Biology (3)
BIOL 481/L Plant Physiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 482/L Animal Physiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 485/L Immunology with Serology Lab (2/2)
BIOL 487/L Hematology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 536 Medical Mycology (3)
BIOL 542/L Developmental Biology and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 544 Biology of Viruses (3)
BIOL 551/L Computer Modeling in Biology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 561 The Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms (3)
BIOL 562 Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotic Organisms (3)
BIOL 563 Cytogenetics (3)
BIOL 564 Human Biochemical Genetics (3)
BIOL 566 Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses (3)
BIOL 567 Medical Genetics (3)
BIOL 568 Clinical Cytogenetics and Cancer Genetics (3)
BIOL 571 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
BIOL 572/L Recombinant DNA Techniques and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 575/L Biological Imaging and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 577/L Cell and Tissue Culture and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 580/L Cellular Physiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 581 Endocrinology (3)
BIOL 582/L Principles of Neurophysiology and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 585 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
BIOL 589 Cellular Immunology (3)

Systematics and Comparative Biology List
At least one field studies (*) designated course is required in the major.

BIOL 312/L/BIOL 392F Vertebrate Biology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 313/L/BIOL 392B Invertebrate Zoology (2/1/1) *
BIOL 403/L Plant Morphology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 406/L/BIOL 492K Flowering Plant Systematics (2/1/1)*
BIOL 409/L/BIOL 492J Non-Flowering Plants (2/1/1)*
BIOL 410/L Medical Microbiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 415/L/BIOL 492M Mammalogy (2/1/1)*
BIOL 418/L Bacterial Diversity (2/2)
BIOL 432/L Comparative Anatomy and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 433/L Biology of Marine Tetrapods and Lab (2/1)
BIOL 435/L Parasitology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 437/L/BIOL 492V Biology of Fungi and Field Studies (2/1/1)*
BIOL 504/L/BIOL 592P Phycology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 506/L/BIOL 592R or BIOL 492R Tropical Botany (2/1/2)*
BIOL 508/L/BIOL 592T or BIOL 492T Biology of Tropical Vertebrates (2/1/2)*
BIOL 509/BIOL 592U Tropical Biodiversity and Field Study (2/1)*
BIOL 511/L Molecular Markers in Evolutionary Studies and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 512/L/BIOL 592E Herpetology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 513/L/BIOL 592F Entomology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 530/L/BIOL 592J Ichthyology (2/1/1)*

Ecology and Environmental Biology List
At least one field studies (*) designated course is required in the major.

BIOL 407/L/BIOL 492N Plant Ecology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 419/L/BIOL 492C Microbial Ecology and Lab and Field Studies (2/1/1)*
BIOL 421/L/BIOL 492B Marine Biology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 422/L Physiological Ecology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 423/BIOL 492F Field Ecology (2/2)*
BIOL 424/L/BIOL492G Ecological Modeling (2/1/1)
BIOL 426/L/BIOL492P Biology of Deserts (2/1/1)*
BIOL 427/L/BIOL 492H Principles of Ecology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 428/L/BIOL 492W Wildlife Ecology and Management (2/1/1)
BIOL 507/L/BIOL 592S or BIOL 492S Tropical Ecology and Conservation (2/1/2)*
BIOL 514/L/BIOL 592A Avian Ecology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 524/BIOL 326 Tropical Biology/Regional Excursions (3/1)*
BIOL 525/BIOL 592D Animal Behavior with Field Studies (3/1)*
BIOL 527/L/BIOL 592L Biology of Pelagic Organisms (2/1/1)*
BIOL 528/L/BIOL 592B Behavioral Ecology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 529/L/BIOL 592I Marine Ecology (2/1/1)*
BIOL 531/L/BIOL 592Q Ecology of Marine Fishes (2/1/1)*
BIOL 533/BIOL 592C Conservation Biology (3/1)*

***Biology Electives
To bring total to minimum 20 units in the Selective Program.

CHEM 461 Biochemistry I and Lab (3/1)
CHEM 464 Principles of Biochemistry (4)
GEOL 322/L Introductory Oceanography and Lab (3/1)
GEOL 351/L Fundamentals of Paleontology and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 310/L Functional Human Anatomy and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 330/L Design and Analysis of Experiments and Lab (2/1)
BIOL 431/L Food Microbiology and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 447/L Full Immersion Research Experience (FIRE) and Lab (2/2)
BIOL 490, BIOL 495, BIOL 499, BIOL 526 (no more than 3 units combined)
BIOL 502/L Biometry and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 503/L Bioinformatics and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 510 Seminar on Topics in Tropical Biology (3)
BIOL 560 Advanced Topics in Evolution (3)