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Biology B.A.

(Content below is from the 2010-2011 General Catalog.)

Major in Biological Sciences

In order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in biological sciences, students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0.

I. General Education Requirements

Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

PACS001 Pacific Seminar 1: What is a Good Society?

4

PACS002 Pacific Seminar 2: Topical Seminar

4

PACS003 Pacific Seminar 3: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship

3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
IB. U.S. Studies
IC. Global Studies

Arts and Humanities
IIA. Language and Literature
IIB. Worldviews and Ethics
IIC. Visual and Performing Arts

Natural Sciences and Mathematics*
IIIA. Natural Sciences
IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic
IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
or a second Natural Science

Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of the Course catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than 8 units from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 3) * Fulfilled by courses required in the major

II. Diversity Requirement

Complete one diversity course

3-4

Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the requirement above can be found in the front Diversity Requirement section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 3) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. College of the Pacific BA Requirement

One year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English.

Note: 1) Transfer students with sophomore standing are exempt from this requirement.

IV. Fundamental Skills

Demonstrate competence in:

Reading
Writing
Quantitative analysis

Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog.

V. Breadth Requirement

Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

VI. Major Requirements

Minimum 66 units, including:

BIOL051 Principles of Biology

4

BIOL061 BIOL 061 Principles of Biology

4

BIOL101 Genetics

4

BIOL179 Evolution

4

One of the Following Courses:

4

BIOL 175 Ecology
BIOL 176 Ecology and Conservation Biology
BIOL Electives (3 additional courses above BIOL 061 excluding 089, 093, and 191. 2 courses must include a laboratory component.)

12

CHEM025 General Chemistry

5

CHEM027 General Chemistry

5

One of the following groups: [10]

a.
PHYS 023 General Physics I

PHYS 025 General Physics II

b.
PHYS 053 Principles of Physics I

PHYS 055 Principles of Physics II

MATH Electives (2 courses from MATH 033 or above.) [8]

Note: 1) One course in statistics is recommended. 2) Credit will not be given for both MATH 033 and MATH 051. 3) MATH 051 is a prerequisite for MATH 053. 4) Physics 023 and 053 have specific math prerequisites which must be met

Electives: 2 additional courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Geosciences [8]

Note: 1) One of these electives must include a lab. 2) Biology electives above BIOL 061 excluding 089, 093 and191. 3) Chemistry electives above CHEM 121, excluding 191 and 197. 4) GEOS 191 and 197 do not count towards these electives.