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Biology

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Option in Cell and Molecular Biology (code BIOLBS04) (120 units)

This option is designed primarily for those interested in careers that involve biology at the cell and molecular levels and is particularly appropriate for those contemplating graduate work in these fields. This option requires 82-86 units in the major, of which 39-41 are in lower division and 43-45 are in upper division. Students in this option might also want to pursue the Certificate in Biotechnology described elsewhere in this Catalog.

All students must achieve at least a 2.0 grade-point average in each of the following: 1. the entire college record, 2. all units attempted at CSULB, 3. all courses in the major, and 4. all upper division courses in the major completed at CSULB.

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    • BIOL 212 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
      • NOTE: BIOL 111, 111L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 119B Survey of Calculus II (3)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)

The following courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: BIOL 100, 153, 153L, 200, 200L, 205, 205L, 207, 208; MICR 101 and 200.

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • CHEM 322A Organic Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 322B Organic Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 323A Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 323B Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 441A Biological Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 441B Biological Chemistry (3)
    • BIOL 340 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
    • BIOL 370 General Genetics (4)
    • BIOL 440L Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory (3)
    • BIOL 480 Seminars (1)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • BIOL 312 Evolutionary Biology (3)
    • BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
  • Take five courses selected from the following:
    • MICR 211; BIOL 431, 433, 443, 445, 447, 472, 473, 477; CHEM 547; BIOL/MICR 430, 416

Students may use 3 units of BIOL 496 towards the three courses but only with prior permission of the advisor for this option.

The following courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: BIOL 301, 304, 305, 308, 309I; MICR 300I; and NSCI 492

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