A biological science minor is offered with the completion of 20 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division.
Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.
|BIOS 111||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology|
Introductory course for majors emphasizing the principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and development.
|BIOS 112||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology|
Introductory course for biological science majors emphasizing the principles of systematics and biodiversity, population genetics and origins theories, ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|BIOS 113||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory|
This laboratory accompanies BIOS 111 and is divided between observational and experimental approaches, with emphasis on the collection and interpretation of quantitative data. Frequent lab discussion of relevant issues and literature will be included.
|BIOS 114||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory|
This laboratory, which accompanies BIOS 114, will involve dissection as well as experimentation. A field project involving the La Mirada Creek is included. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Elective credits are to be approved by a department adviser -- see course catalog for more details.