Jun 21, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Biology, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 04011) (SIMS Code: 771402)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in biology courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Language Requirement


Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Major


All courses not included below must have specific approval of the department.

All upper division transfer courses in biology will calculate in the major GPA but will not fulfill any major requirements without specific department approval. This approval must be filed with the Office of Evaluations.

A minimum of 24 upper division units to include

A Minimum of Two Elective Courses


Elective courses include all upper division biology courses numbered 350 and above (except BIOL 497  and BIOL 499 ), and all upper division chemistry courses (except CHEM 300 , CHEM 308 , CHEM 497 , CHEM 499 , CHEM 560 ).

A minimum of two elective courses must be biology laboratory courses, at least one of which must be an organismal level course selected from

Time Limitation


All courses for the major must be completed within seven years of the granting of the undergraduate degree. Exceptions for individual courses must be approved by the department and be filed with the Office of Evaluations.

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