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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

Walkways to Science Building

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BIOLBS03) - Option in Botany

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
Composition or Oral Communication
MATH 119A or 122 (B.2)
GE course
3
3-4
3
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 119B or 123
Critical Thinking
3
3-4
3
Total Units
10-11
Total Units
9-10
Semester 3
Semester 4

CHEM 111A (GE B.1.b)
GE Course
GE Course
BIOL 211

5
3
3
4
CHEM 111B
GE Course
GE Course
5
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
11
Semester 5
Semester 6
BIOL 212
CHEM 322A, 323A
GE Course
4
4
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 322B, 323B
4
4
Total Units
11
Total Units
8
Semester 7
Semester 8
BIOL 260
PHYS 100A
BIOL 340
3
4
3
BIOL 312 or 350
PHYS 100B
GE Capstone Course
3
4
3
Total Units
10
Total Units
10
Semester 9
Semester 10
BIOL 350 or 312
BIOL 370
GE Capstone Course
3
4
3
BIOL 427
BIOL 439
GE Capstone
4
4
3
Total Units
11
Total Units
11
Semester 11
Semester 12
BIOL 425, 447, 450 or 451
Upper Division Majour Electives *
3
6
BIOL 425, 447, 450 or 451
Elective, if necessary
Upper Division Major Elective *
BIOL 480
3
2
3
1
Total Units
9-10
Total Units
9

*Upper Division Major electives may be chosen from any upper division courses in the department other than BIOL 303, 304, 306, 309I, 401; MICR 300I; or NSCI 492.