B.A. in Biology

(Effective Fall 2016)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Biology:

Lower-division requirements (53-61 units)

  1. BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  2. BIOL 201. Biology of Organisms (5)
  3. BIOL 202. Biology of Populations (5)
  4. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  5. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  6. Organic Chemistry
    • A minimum of nine units chosen from Group A or B below:
    • Group A
      • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I (3)
      • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II (3)
      • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III (3)
    • Group B
      • CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
      • CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
      • CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus (4)
    • MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  8. Physics
    • A minimum of thirteen units chosen from Group A or B below:
    • Group A
      • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
      • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Group B
      • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
      • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)

Upper-division requirements (37 units)

  1. BIOL 300. Cell Physiology (5)
  2. BIOL 400. Molecular Biology (5)
  3. BIOL 423. Genetics (5)
  4. Five units chosen from:
  5. BIOL 591. Biology Seminar (1)
  6. A minimum of 16 units of upper-division biology courses (excluding BIOL 301, 304, 305, 306, 314, 349 and 503), with at least one course from each of Groups A and B: