Program Learning Objectives
- Students will demonstrate a writing style appropriate for communicating scientific results to a diverse audience.
- Students will integrate math, physical sciences and technology to answer biological questions using the scientific method.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency of lab and field techniques in their area of specialization.
- Students will master and retain fundamental concepts in biology (atom to ecosystem).
- Students will demonstrate the skill to assess and analyze data with objectivity.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in searching, reading and evaluating the scientific literature.
- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
|BIO 160||Diversity and History of Life||4|
|BIO 161||Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (B2&B4) 1||4|
|BIO 263||Introductory Ecology and Evolution||4|
|BIO 351||Principles of Genetics||5|
|BIO 452||Cell Biology||4|
|MCRO 224||General Microbiology I||5|
|MCRO 225||General Microbiology II||5|
|MCRO 402||General Virology||4|
|MCRO 423||Medical Microbiology||5|
|MCRO 424||Microbial Physiology||5|
|BIO 461||Senior Project - Research Proposal||2|
|or BIO 462||Senior Project - Research|
|Select from the following: 2,3,4,6||19|
|Applied Biotechnology in Animal Science|
|Orientation to Biotechnology|
|Molecular Biology Laboratory|
|Gene Expression Laboratory|
|Protein Techniques Laboratory|
|Quality Assurance and Control of Dairy Products|
|Cheese and Fermented Dairy Foods|
|Elements of Food Processing|
|Elements of Food Safety|
|Food Quality Assurance|
|Food Laws and Regulations|
|Advanced Food Processing|
|Medical and Public Health Microbiology|
|Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Public Health Microbiology|
|Zoonoses and Veterinary Public Health Concerns|
|Systemic Animal Physiology|
|Immunology and Diseases of Animals|
|Introduction to Organismal Form and Function|
|Muscle and Locomotion|
|Chemical and Biological Warfare|
|Chemistry of Drugs and Poisons|
|Applied Functional Muscle Anatomy|
|Microbial Ecology and Evolution|
|Environmental Chemistry: Water Pollution|
|Water Chemistry and Water Quality Measurements|
|Other electives for Microbiology Majors|
|Biological Control for Pest Management|
|Principles of Physiology|
|Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates|
|Undergraduate Laboratory Assistantship 2|
|Senior Project - Research|
|Organic Chemistry III|
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Life Sciences III
|Calculus for the Life Sciences II|
|Ethics in the Sciences|
|Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models|
|Applied Multivariate Statistics|
|Survey Sampling and Methodology|
|CHEM 127||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B3&B4) 1||4|
|CHEM 128||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II||4|
|CHEM 129||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science III||4|
|CHEM 216||Organic Chemistry I 4||5|
& CHEM 220
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory For Life Sciences II 4
|CHEM 313||Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 5||5|
|or CHEM 371||Biochemical Principles|
|MATH 161||Calculus for the Life Sciences I (B1) 1,4||4|
|PHYS 121||College Physics I||4|
|PHYS 122||College Physics II||4|
|PHYS 123||College Physics III||4|
|STAT 218||Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (B1) 1||4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See list of GE program requirements below.)||56|
|Free Electives 6||8|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.
Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.
Students planning to attend graduate or professional schools are strongly advised to meet with their advisors to ensure that they meet necessary prerequisites for entry into these programs. Additional courses in math and chemistry may be necessary.
CHEM 371 suggested for students who plan to pursue graduate school or a health professions career.
Care must be taken to ensure compliance with the "60 units of upper-division" requirement.
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 16 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Science and Mathematics|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B2||Life Science (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|B3||Physical Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|Area C elective||(Choose one course from C1-C5)||4|
|Area D/E||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|D4||Self Development (CSU Area E)||4|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.