The individualized emphasis provides the flexibility to craft a major to suit your particular interests. Example of possible scope of study includes marine biology, plant science, animal science and bio-psychology.
This emphasis will allow you to tailor your studies to your career goals in various fields of biology.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
Required Courses (45 Units)
|BIOL 121||General Biology: Diversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 332||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL 441||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIOL 470||History and Philosophy of Science||3|
|BIOL 485BIO||Senior Seminar||2|
|BIOL 496||Biological Research|
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
|1 - 3|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|MATH 205||Introductory Statistics||3|
|MATH 206L||Introductory Statistics Lab||1|
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
Emphasis Courses (15 units minimum)
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. Examples of possible emphases include marine biology, plant science, animal science and bio-psychology.
Andrew T. Sensenig, Ph.D.
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.
Maria A. Soria, Ph.D.