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Microbiology, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 04111) (SIMS Code: 771452)

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. It is recommended that students select French, German, or Russian to satisfy this 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.


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 30 upper division units to include

9 Units of Electives Selected from

At least one of these courses must be a biology laboratory course. Other electives include all biology courses numbered 350 and above (except BIOL 452 , BIOL 497 , and BIOL 499 ), and all upper division chemistry courses (except CHEM 300 , CHEM 308 , CHEM 497 , CHEM 499 , and CHEM 560 ).

9 units of electives selected from the courses listed below. At least two courses must be selected from

Approval of the Microbiology Adviser

This approval must be filed with the Office of Evaluations.

Approval of the microbiology adviser is required for credit in

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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