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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

Walkways to Science Building

Bachelor of Science in Biology (BIOLBS07) - Option in Zoology

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
Composition or Oral Communication
MATH 119A or 122 (GE B.2)
CHEM 111A (GE B.1.b)
3
3-4
5
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 119B or 123
CHEM 111B
BIOL 211
3
3-4
5
4
Total Units
11-12
Total Units
15-16
Semester 3
Semester 4

BIOL 212
CHEM 322A, 323A
Critical Thinking

4
4
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 322B, 323B
GE Course
4
4
3
Total Units
11
Total Units
11
Semester 5
Semester 6
BIOL 260
PHYS 100A
GE Course
BIOL 312, 340 or 350
3
4
3
3
BIOL 340, 350 or 312
PHYS 100B
BIOL - Animal Diversity*
3
4
3-4
Total Units
13
Total Units
10
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE Course
GE Course
BIOL 350, 312 or 340
BIOL 370
BIOL - Animal Diversity*
3
3
3
4
3-4
GE Course
GE Course
GE Capstone Course
BIOL - Animal Diversity*
3
3
3
3-4
Total Units
16-17
Total Units
12-13
Semester 9
Semester 10
GE Capstone Course
Upper Division Major Electives **
BIOL 345 and 345L
3
3-4
4
GE Capstone Course
Upper Division Major Elective **
BIOL 480
3
3-4
1
Total Units
10-11
Total Units
7-8

*Animal Diversity – take one of BIOL 313 or 316 and two of BIOL 324, 411, 419, 421, 424.

** Upper Division Major Elective:  Complete at least 8 units, in consultation with your faculty advisor.  CHEM 441A,B or CHEM 448 will count.  BIOL 303, BIOL 304, BIOL 306, BIOL 309I, BIOL 401, MICR 300I, and NSCI 492 will not count toward fulfilling these 8 units.