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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

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
GE Course
MATH 119A or 122 (GE B.2)

3
3
3-4
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 119B or 123
Critical Thinking
3
3-4
3
Total Units
9-10
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 327 or 322A, 323A
GE Course
4
3-4
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 448 or 322B, 323B
4
3-4
Total Units
10-11
Total Units
7-8
Semester 7
Semester 8
BIOL 260
PHYS 100A
GE Course
3
4
3
GEOL 102 & 104 or 105
PHYS 100B
GE Capstone Course
1-3
4
3
Total Units
10
Total Units
8-11
Semester 9
Semester 10
BIOL 312, 340 or 350
BIOL 345 & 345L or 370
GE Capstone Course
3
4
3
BIOL 340, 350 or 312
BIOL 427
GE Capstone Course
3
4
3
Total Units
10
Total Units
10
Semester 11
Semester 12
BIOL 370 or 345 & 345L
BIOL 313, 316 or 324
BIOL 350, 312 or 340
4
4
3
BIOL 456
BIOL - Ecology & Environ Science**
BIOL 480
Upper Division Major Elective*
3
3-4
1
3-4
Total Units
11
Total Units
10-12

*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.