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2014-2015 University Catalog Roadmaps - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Biology - 4 Year Plan

 

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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 3 A.1 or A.2 or A.3 in GE 3
MATH 119A or 122 3-4 MATH 119B or 123 3-4
CHEM 111A 5 CHEM 111B 5
GE other than categories A & B  3 BIOL 211  4
Total Units 15-16 Total Units 15-16
Semester 3 Semester 4
BIOL 212 4 BIOL 213 4
CHEM 322A & 323A 4 CHEM 322B & 323B 4
GE other than categories A & B 3 BIOL 260 3
A.2 or A.3 in GE  3 GE other than categories A & B 3
Total Units 14 Total Units 14
Semester 5 Semester 6
PHYS 100A 4 PHYS 100B 4
Upper division major courses 7 Upper Division Major Courses 7
GE other than categories A & B 6 GE Capstone  3
Total Units 17 Total Units 14
Semester 7 Semester 8
GE Capstone 6 Upper Division Major Electives 10
Upper Division Major Courses 10 BIOL 480 1
    Elective (if necessary) 2-4
Total Units 16 Total Units 13-15