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Option in Cell and Molecular Biology

(BIOLBS04) (120 units)

This option is designed primarily for those interested in careers that involve biology at the cell and molecular levels and is particularly appropriate for those contemplating graduate work in these fields. This option requires 84-87 units in the major, of which 44-46 are in lower division and 40-41 are in upper division. Students in this option might also want to pursue the Certificate in Biotechnology described elsewhere in this Catalog.

All students must achieve at least a 2.0 grade-point average in each of the following: 1. the entire college record, 2. all units attempted at CSULB, 3. all courses in the major, and 4. all upper division courses in the major completed at CSULB.

Lower Division: BIOL 211, 212, 213, 260; CHEM 111A,B, MATH 119A or 122, 119B or 123; PHYS 100A or 151, 100B or 152. The following courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: BIOL 153, 153L, 200, 200L, 204, 205, 205L, 207, 208; MICR 101 and 200.
Upper Division: CHEM 322A,B and 323A,B; CHEM 441A,B; BIOL 340, 440L, 370, 480; BIOL350 or 312; five courses selected from BIOL 416, 430, 433, 443, 445, 447, 473, 477. Students may use 3 units of BIOL 496 towards the three courses but only with prior permission of the advisor for this option. The following courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: BIOL 301, 304, 308, 309I; MICR 300I; and NSCI 492.

Please see Cell and Molecular Biology @ the Beach for more information!

Other options in Bachelor of Science in Biology:

  1. Option in Biology Education
  2. Option in Botany
  3. Option in Ecology
  4. Option in Physiology
  5. Option in Zoology
  6. Option in Biology