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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

Walkways to Science Building

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BIOLBS02) - Option in Biology Education

Five Year Plan - 120 Units Required

This degree program requires 82-84 units in the major, of which 39-41 are in lower division and 43 are in upper division, and 34 units of general education beyond the units in the major.  The nine required units of category B, Natural Science and Mathematics, as well as the six floating units in general education, are included within the major units.  That leaves no more than four units of open electives needed to reach the minimum of 120 units required for this degree.  This road map assumes the student enters CSULB without needing remedial courses and ready to start the calculus sequence.  Students not at that level will need additional time to finish the program.

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
A.1 or A.2 in GE
MATH 119A or 122
CHEM 111A
3
3-4
5
A.1, A.2 or A.3 in GE
BIOL 211
CHEM 111B
3
4
5
Total Units
11-12
Total Units
12
Semester 3
Semester 4

BIOL 212
CHEM 322A/323A or 327
A.2 or A.3 in GE

4
3-4
3
BIOL 213
GEOL 102/104 or CHEM 322B/323B
ASTR 100 or GEOL 160
4
4
3
Total Units
10-11
Total Units
11
Semester 5
Semester 6
BIOL 260
PHYS 100A
GE other than categories A & B
GEOL 102 & 104, if necessary
3
4
3
0-4
Upper division major courses
PHYS 100B
MICR 200 or 211
3-4
4
4-5
Total Units
10-14
Total Units
11-13
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE other than categories A & B
Upper division major courses
6
6-7
GE other than categories A & B
Upper division major courses
6
6-7
Total Units
12-13
Total Units
12-13
Semester 9
Semester 10
Upper division majour courses
GE Capstone
6-7
6
GE Capstone
Upper division major courses
Elective, if necessary
ASTR 100 or GEOL 160
3
3-4
0-4
3
Total Units
12-13
Total Units
9-14