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Biological Sciences, BA


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To receive the B.A. in Biological Sciences students must adhere to General Education  and School of Natural Sciences Requirements . The Biological Sciences program consists of 72-80 units, with a minimum of 23 courses designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline plus breadth in an application area.

Biological Sciences, B.A. Four-Year Course Plan  

Lower Division Major Requirements [33-36 Units]


Biological Sciences Requirement [10 units]


Complete the following four Biological Sciences courses:

General Chemistry Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following two general Chemistry courses:

Mathematics Requirement [4 units]


Complete the following Mathematics course:

Physics Requirement [5 units]


Complete the following Physics courses:

Computer Science Requirement [2-4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Probability and Statistics Requirement [4-5 units]


Complete one of the following probability and statistics courses:

Natural Science or Breadth Requirement [12 Units Minimum]


Complete a total of four additional Natural Science or Breadth courses from the following programs: Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Data Sciences, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Environmental Systems Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences Education, Physics, and Psychology. Two courses must be lower-division, one must be upper-division and the fourth course may be either lower-division or upper-division.

Upper Division Major Requirements [27-32]


Biology Core Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following course: 

Quantitative Biology Elective [4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Additional Biology Elective [12 units minimum]


Complete four or more of the following courses:

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