B.S. in Biology: Individualized Emphasis

The B.S. in biology with an individualized emphasis allows the student to choose electives in consultation with the program director to address their specific interests. Courses from field institutes or other institutions may be used. Examples of possible emphases include marine biology, plant science, animal science and biopsychology. This emphasis is only permitted with approval of the program director.

Courses

General Education Prerequisites (12 Units)

  • BIOL-110L General Biology: Cells and Physiology (4)
  • CHEM-101L General Chemistry I (4)
  • MATH-210 Calculus I (4)

Required Courses

Biology Courses (29 units)

  • BIOL-120L General Biology: Diversity and Ecology (4)
  • BIOL-310L Ecology (4)
  • BIOL-332L Human Physiology (4)
  • BIOL-370 Bioethics (3)
  • BIOL-440L Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BIOL-450L Genetics (4)
  • BIOL-470 History and Philosophy of Science (3)
  • BIOL-485 Senior Seminar in Biology (1)
  • BIOL-496 Biological Research (2)

Supporting Courses (14 units)

  • CHEM-102L General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry I (3)
  • MATH-311 Statistics for Natural Sciences (3)
  • PHYS-120L General Physics I (4)

Required Courses for Individualized Emphasis

  • Electives chosen in consultation with the program director to address specific interests of the student. Courses from field institutes or other institutions may be used.

Program Director