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Bachelor of Science in Biology - 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

A.1 or A.2 in GE
MATH 119A or 122
CHEM 111A
GE other than categories A & B

3
3-4
5
3
A.1 or A.2 or A.3 in GE
MATH 119B or 123
CHEM 111B
BIOL 211
3
3-4
5
4
Total Units
15-16
Total Units
15-16
Semester 3
Semester 4

BIOL 212
CHEM 322A & 323A
GE other than categories A & B
A.2 or A.3 in GE

4
4
3
3
BIOL 213
CHEM 322B & 323B
BIOL 260
GE other than categories A & B
4
4
3
3
Total Units
14
Total Units
14
Semester 5
Semester 6
PHYS 100A
Upper division major courses
GE other than categories A & B
4
7
6
PHYS 100B
Upper Division Major Courses
GE Capstone
4
7
3
Total Units
17
Total Units
14
Semester 7
Semester 8
GE Capstone
Upper Division Major Courses
6
10
Upper Division Major Electives
BIOL 480
Elective (if necessary)
10
1
2-4
Total Units
16
Total Units
13-15