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.

Introductory course for biological science majors emphasizing the principles of systematics and biodiversity, population genetics and origins theories, ecology, and anatomy and physiology.

This laboratory accompanies Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology 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.

This laboratory, which accompanies Fundamentals of Organismal Biology, will involve dissection as well as experimentation. A field project involving the La Mirada Creek is included.

Elective Courses

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