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Biology

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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (code BIOLBS09) (120 units)

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and their interactions with humans, other organisms, and the environment. This degree, with the inclusion of appropriate classes, may be utilized by pre-professional students who are preparing for medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary school. There is a core of courses and specific programs can be arranged by counseling with microbiology advisors. This undergraduate major is recognized by the American Society for Microbiology as meeting their core curriculum for the baccalaureate degree program in microbiology. This major requires 83-84 units, of which 37-38 are in the lower division and 46 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.

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    • BIOL 211 Evolution and Diversity (4)
    • BIOL 212 Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology (4)
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    • MICR 211 General Microbiology (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:
    • 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)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (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 Laboatory (1)
    • CHEM 323B Organic Chemistry Laboatory (1)
    • CHEM 441A Biological Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 441B Biological Chemistry (3)
    • BIOL 340 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
    • BIOL 480 Seminars (1)
    • MICR 320 Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
    • MICR 355 Microbial Ecology (3)
    • MICR 371 Microbial Genetics (3)
    • MICR 372 Methods in Microbial Genetics (2)
    • MICR 430 Immunology (3)
    • MICR 471 Bacterial Physiology (3)
  • Take a minimum of 11 elective units chosen from the following:
    • BIOL 473, 477; MICR 320L, 322, 325, 355L, 416, 423, 429, 430L, 473, 490, and 495. Students may use MICR 496 towards the additional units but only with prior permission of the advisor for this degree. Those students seeking a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist are encouraged to take MICR 320L, 416, 423 and 430L.

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

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