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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Science, Cell and Developmental Biology Concentration, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Biological Science

(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Science requires 43 units in the major, 34 units of supporting courses in physical sciences and mathematics and an exit exam on biology in the spring semester of the senior year. All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Those seeking careers in the health professions should speak to a health professions adviser about specific course recommendations. For more information, visit:

Upper-Division Courses (23 units)

The upper-division program is designed to provide students with depth in a chosen concentration. The upper-division program requires at least five units of laboratory- or field-based activities, six units of 400-level biology courses and two units of a specified capstone course.

Students with junior or senior standing will be permitted to enroll in BIOL 480 , BIOL 482 , BIOL 495 , BIOL 498  and BIOL 499L . However, no more than a combined total of six units of BIOL 480  (2 units max), BIOL 482  (2 units max), BIOL 495  (3 units max), BIOL 498  (2 units max) and BIOL 499L  (6 units max) shall be counted toward the 23 upper-division biology units required for the major, and no more than three of these units may count toward the requirement to complete at least five units of upper-division biology laboratory/field electives.

Supporting Course Requirements for the Major (29-30 units)

Concentration in Cell and Developmental Biology (23 units)

Upper-Division Biology Electives (10 units minimum)

Free Upper-Division Biology Electives

Although it is recommended that Cell and Developmental Biology Concentration majors select additional elective units from courses listed under Upper-Division Biology Electives under this concentration, any upper-division biology majors course may be utilized to complete the concentration’s 23-unit requirement.

Additional Information

1 courses that count as either electives or capstone, but not both.

* courses that meet the upper-division writing requirement (6 units required)

Total (120 units)

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