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Bachelor of Science in Biology for Teaching Credential Candidates (BS)

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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, 25 and 41 (Astronomy)
  • Geosciences – GEOS 51 (Physical Geology) and 53 (Geologic Evolution of the Earth)
  • 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
  • Cell Biology – BIOL 153
  • Ecology – BIOL 175
  • Evolution – BIOL 179

 

One Course in Anatomy Selected from:

 
  • Human Anatomy (BIOL 71), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BIOL 162), or Embryology and Development (BIOL 165)

 

One Course in Physiology Selected from:

  • Human Physiology (BIOL 81)
  • Comparative Physiology (BIOL 234)

 

Two Courses in Organismal Biology; One Course in Plants and One Course in Animals Selected from:

  • Plants:  California Flora (BIOL 79) or Plant Kingdom (BIOL 130)
  • Animals:  Biology of Insects (BIOL 74), Marine Birds and Mammals (BIOL 77), Vertebrate Biology (BIOL 72), or Comparative Animal Behavior (BIOL 185)