Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    20 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 20
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

A biological science minor is offered with the completion of 20 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division.


Courses

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.

Core Courses

Introductory course for majors emphasizing the principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and development.
Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 104 or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-" or BIOS 112 with at least a "C".
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 113.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 114.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 111.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $95.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $95.

Elective Courses

Elective credits are to be approved by a department adviser -- see course catalog for more details.