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Bachelor of Science in Biology - Option in Botany - 4 Year Plan

 

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4 Year Plan | 5 Year Plan

 

Four 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)
BIOL 211
3
3-4
5
4
Oral Communication or Composition
MATH 119B or 123
CHEM 111B
Critical Thinking
3
3-4
5
3
Total Units
15-16
Total Units
14-15
Semester 3
Semester 4

BIOL 212
CHEM 322A, 323A
GE Course
GE Course

4
4
3
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 322B, 323B
BIOL 260
GE Course
4
4
3
3
Total Units
14
Total Units
14
Semester 5
Semester 6
PHYS 100A
BIOL 340 or 350
BIOL 370
BIOL 312
GE Course
4
3
4
3
3
PHYS 100B
BIOL 350 or 340
BIOL 427
GE Course
GE Capstone Course
4
3
4
3
3
Total Units
17
Total Units
17
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE Course
GE Capstone
BIOL 439
BIOL 425, 447, 450 or 451
Upper Division Major Elective*
3
3
4
3
3-4
GE Capstone Course
BIOL 425, 447, 450 or 451
Upper Division Major Elective*
Upper Division Major Elective*
BIOL 480
3
3
3-4
3-4
1
Total Units
16-17
Total Units
13-15

*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.