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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

Six 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
ASTR 100 or GEOL 160
3
3-4
3
A.1, A.2 or A.3 in GE
CHEM 111A
ASTR 100 or GEOL 160
3
5
3
Total Units
9-10
Total Units
11
Semester 3
Semester 4

CHEM 111B
A.2 or A.3 in GE
BIOL 211

5
3
4
GE other than categories A & B
BIOL 212
6
4
Total Units
12
Total Units
10
Semester 5
Semester 6
BIOL 213
CHEM 322A/323A or 327
GE other than categories A & B
4
3-4
3
BIOL 260
GEOL 102 + 104 or CHEM 322B/323B
GE other than categories A & B
3
4
3
Total Units
10-11
Total Units
10
Semester 7
Semester 8
GEOL 102 + 104, if necessary
PHYS 100A
GE other than categories A & B
0-4
4
3
Upper division major course
PHYS 100B
MICR 200 or 211
3-4
4
4-5
Total Units
7-11
Total Units
11-12
Semester 9
Semester 10
Upper division major courses
GE capstone
6-7
3
Upper division majour courses
GE Capstone
6-7
3
Total Units
9-10
Total Units
9-10
Semester 11
Semester 12
Upper division majour courses
GE Capstone
6-7
3
Upper division major courses
Elective, if necessary
3-4
0-4
Total Units
9-10
Total Units
9-10