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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

Walkways to Science Building

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BIOLBS05) - Option in Ecology

Four 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 (GE B.2)
CHEM 111A (GE B.1.b)
BIOL 211
3
3-4
5
4
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 119B or 123
CHEM 111B
Critical Thinking
3
3-4
5
3
Total Units
15-16
Total Units
14-15
Semester 3
Semester 4

BIOL 212
CHEM 327 or 322A, 323A
GE Course
GE Course

4
3-4
3
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 448 or 322B, 323B
BIOL 260
GE Course
GE Course
4
3-4
3
3
3
Total Units
13-14
Total Units
16-17
Semester 5
Semester 6
PHYS 100A
BIOL 312 or 350
GE Course
BIOL 340 or 370
GEOL 102 & 104 or 105
4
3
3
3-4
4
PHYS 100B
BIOL 350 or 312
GE Course
GE Capstone Course
BIOL 345 and 345L
4
3
3
3
4
Total Units
17-18
Total Units
17
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE Capstone Course
BIOL 370 or 350
GE Course
BIOL 313, 316 or 324
BIOL 456
3
3-4
3
4
3
GE Capstone Course
BIOL 427
Upper Division Major Elective*
BIOL - Ecology and Environ Science**
BIOL 480
3
4
3-4
3-4
1
Total Units
16-17
Total Units
16-18

*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.

**Ecology/Environmental science electives:  BIOL 450, 451, 452, 454A, 454B, 457, or 459.