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Biology B.S.

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General Requirements for Graduation:

  1. Declaration of major form on file
  2. Complete a minimum of 124 units
  3. Minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better
  4. A grade of D or better in all Biology courses taken for the major (see below)

 

Courses Requirements for Graduation:

A.  General Education Requirements:

  • Three Pacific Seminars (Pacific Seminar I, II, and III)
  • Three courses under Category I – The Individual and Society (one in each subcategory)
  • Three courses under Category II – Human Heritage (one in each subcategory)
  • Three courses under Category III – The Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought (one in each subcategory)

B.  Biology Major Requirements:

Required Courses:

  • General Chemistry – CHEM 25 and 27 (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry – CHEM 121 and 123 (2 semesters)
  • Physics – PHYS 23 and 25 (2 semesters)
  • Mathematics – Two courses above MATH 33 (AP credits may be accepted for MATH 51 and 53)
  • General Biology – BIOL 51 and 61 (2 semesters)
  • Genetics – BIOL 101
  • Ecology – BIOL 175
  • Evolution – BIOL 179

Electives:

  • Five Courses (numbered above BIOL 61, but not including BIOL 89 or BIOL 93)
  • A minimum of three of the electives must have a laboratory component
  • Only one course of BIOL 197 (undergraduate research) or BIOL 191 (independent study)