Biology Major


The BIOLOGY major can be designed by students to include courses from a variety of life and physical sciences departments. This major is suitable for students who would like to obtain a broad knowledge of science, as well as for students preparing for careers in the health sciences.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS



Sample Schedule Biology Major: Freshman Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Math 3A/31A (4) or LS 30A (5)
Chem 14A* (4)
EngComp 3 (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Students may also choose to take the Chem 20-/30-series.
Math 3B/31B (4) or LS 30B (5)
Chem 14B (4)
Chem 14BL* (3)
GE (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Some students opt to take Chem 14B and 14BL together. This is not required.
Math 3C/32A (4) or Stats 13 (5)
Chem 14BL* (3) or
Chem 14C (4)
LS 1 (5)

*If a student does not take Chem 14BL with Chem 14B, then Chem 14BL should not be taken with Chem 14C.
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
Chem 14C (4)
Physics 6A (5)
Writing II (5)
SRP 99** (2)

**Begin research. You must be enrolled in 12 units before you may enroll in SRP 99.
Chem 14D (4)
Physics 6B (5)
LS 2 (4)
SRP 99 (2)

Continue research.
Phys 6C (5)
LS 3 (4)
LS 23L (2)
SRP 99 or
Non-major UD (2-4)

Continue research.
•Research
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
Chem 14CL (4)
Stats 13 (5)
UD Major (4)
Non-major UD*** (2-4)

Begin Upper Division (UD) Major Requirements

***Could be research.
UD Major (4)
UD Major (4)
LS 4 (5)

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam
UD Major (4)
UD Major (4)
GE-UD (5)

Study for or Take Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam
Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam and/or

•Research
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major (4)
UD Major (4)
GE-UD (5)
UD Major Lab (6)
UD Major (4)
GE-UD (5)
UD Major Lab (5)Non-major UD (4)GE-UD (5) If Necessary


Sample Schedule Biology Major: Transfer Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5)
UD Major Class (4-6)
Non-Major UD Class (4-6)
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5)
UD Major Class (4-6)
Non-Major UD Class (4-6)
SRP 99* (2)

*Begin research.
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5)
UD Major Class (4-6)
Non-Major UD Class* (4-6)

*Continue research.
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major Class w/ Lab (5-6)
UD Major Class (4-5)
UD Major Class (4-5)
UD Major Class w/ Lab (5-6)
UD Major Class (4-5)
UD Major Class (4-5)
UD Major Class (4-5)
UD Major Class (4-5)
Non-Major UD Class (4-6)
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!

For requirements for previous years, and changes to the requirements, click here