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Biology

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Option in Zoology (code BIOLBS07) (120 units)

This option is designed primarily for those interested in careers that involve the biology of animals and is particularly appropriate for those contemplating graduate work in this field. This option requires approximately 83-86 units in the major, of which 39-41 are in lower division and 44-45 are in upper division.

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 Evolution and Diversity (4)
    • BIOL 212 Introduction to Cell & 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 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)
    • BIOL 312 Evolutionary Biology (3)
    • BIOL 340 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
    • BIOL 345 Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
    • BIOL 345L Lab in Comparative Animal Physiology (1)
    • BIOL 350 General Ecology (3)
    • BIOL 370 General Genetics (4)
    • BIOL 480 Seminars (1)
  • Take one of the following courses in invertebrate zoology:
    • BIOL 313 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BIOL 316 General Entomology (4)
  • Take at least two courses from the following courses in vertebrate zoology:
    • BIOL 324, 411, 419, 421, 424
  • Take at least two additional courses in biological science totaling at least eight units chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Either CHEM 441A,B or 448 will count toward these eight units. Students may use 1-3 units of BIOL 496 towards the remaining eight units 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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