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Biology
Degree Requirements
Biology Major—BA, General Biology Track
Biology Major—BS, General Biology Track
Biology Major—BA, Ecological Theory and Practice Track
Biology Major—BS, Ecological Theory and Practice Track
Biology Major—BA, Cell and Molecular Biology
Biology Minor
Biology Major—BA, General Biology Track
(15.5 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001–002 General Biology I and II (1.25; 1.25)

BIO 135 Genetics (1)

BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II
(1.25; 1.25)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II
(1.25; 1.25)

Note: Students are encouraged to take CHEM 105–106 (Organic Chemistry I and II) in the sophomore year; these courses must be taken no later than the junior year.

MATH 047 Calculus I (1) or
ECON 081 Introduction to Statistics (1)

Complete 4 additional upper-division biology course credits, at least 3 of which must be courses with a lab, plus BIO 191, below.

Note: BIOC 141 may be substituted for one upper-division biology elective course.

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Note: Students are required to take either BIO 135 or BIO 148, AND one additional upper-division biology course before taking BIO 191.

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Biology Major—BS, General Biology Track
(10.75 semester course credits) and general BS requirements

Required:

BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)

BIO 135 Genetics (1)

BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II
(1.25; 1.25)

Complete 4 additional upper-division biology course credits, at least 3 of which must be courses with a lab, plus BIO 191, below.

Note: BIOC 141 may be substituted for one upper-division biology course.

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Note: Students are required to take either BIO 135 or BIO 148, AND one additional upper-division biology course before taking BIO 191.

Note: The additional math course in the natural science and mathematics core for the BS must be a course in statistics.

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Biology Major—BA, Ecological Theory and Practice Track
(15.25 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001–002 General Biology I and II (1.25; 1.25)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1)

BIO 135 Genetics (1)

BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1)

BIO 178 Restoration Ecology (1)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II (1.25; 1.25)

CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I (1.25)

MATH 047 Calculus I (1) or
ECON 081 Introduction to Statistics (1)

Plus 3 additional upper-division biology electives with lab, chosen from:

BIO 100 Microbiology (1)

BIO 110 California Flora (1)

BIO 130 Ecosystems of California (1)

BIO 149 Conservation Biology (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology (1)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Note: Students are required to take either BIO 135 or BIO 148, AND one additional upper-division biology course before taking BIO 191.

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Biology Major—BS, Ecological Theory and Practice Track
(10.5 semester course credits) and general BS requirements

Required:

BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1)

BIO 135 Genetics (1)

BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1)

BIO 178 Restoration Ecology (1)

CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I (1.25)

Plus 3 additional upper-division biology electives with lab, chosen from:

BIO 100 Microbiology (1)

BIO 110 California Flora and Vegetation (1)

BIO 130 Ecosystems of California (1)

BIO 149 Conservation Biology (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology (1)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Note: Students are required to take either BIO 135 or BIO 148, AND one additional upper-division biology course before taking BIO 191.

Note: The additional math course in the natural science and mathematics core for the BS must be a course in statistics.

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Biology Major—BA, Cell and Molecular Biology Track
(15.5 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001–002 General Biology I and II (1.25; 1.25)

BIO 135 Genetics (1)

BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II (1.25; 1.25)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II (1.25; 1.25)

MATH 047 Calculus I (1) or
ECON 081 Introduction to Statistics (1)

Complete 4 additional upper-division biology course credits as follows:

BIOC 141 Protein Chemistry and Enzymology (1)

AND three additional upper-division electives with lab chosen from:

BIO 100 Microbiology (1)

BIO 133 Molecular Cell Biology (1)

BIO 136 Developmental Biology (1)

BIO 175 Neurobiology (1)

BIO 181 Immunology (1)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1)


Note: Students are required to take either BIO 135 or BIO 148, AND one additional upper-division biology course before taking BIO 191.

Note: BIOC 141 must be taken in the first semester of the junior year.

Note: BIOC 142 Metabolism and Proteomics and BIOC 143 Analytical Biochemistry may together be counted as one upper-division course with lab.

Note: Students are encouraged to take CHEM 105–106 (Organic Chemistry I and II) in the sophomore year; these courses must be taken no later than the junior year.

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Biology Minor
(5.5 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001–002 General Biology I and II (1.25; 1.25)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1) or
BIO 148 Principles of Evolution and Adaptation (1) or
BIO 135 Genetics (1)

And select two additional upper-division biology courses.

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Last Updated: 3/17/14