2012-2013 Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with an Emphasis in Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (117-122 units)

Lower Division Requirements (8 units):

BIOL 200* Principles of Organismal and Population Biology, GE-B2 (4)
BIOL 201* Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology, GE-B2 (4)

Upper Division Requirements (42-44 units):

1. Required Core Courses (26 units)

BIOL     301   Microbiology (4)
BIOL     302   Genetics (4)
BIOL     303   Evolutionary Biology (3)
BIOL     311   Plant Biology and Ecology (4)
BIOL     499   Senior Capstone in Biology (3)

Select one of the following courses:
BIOL 433* Ecology and the Environment, GE- B2, UDID (4)
BIOL 453 Methods in Population and Community Ecology (4)

Select one of the following courses:
BIOL 310 Vertebrate Biology (4)
BIOL 316 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

2. Ecology/Evolution (6-7 units)

Select two courses from the following list:
BIOL 313 Conservation Biology (ESRM) (4)
ESRM 352 Theory and Practice of Ecological Restoration (3)  
BIOL 406 Evolutionary Biogeography (3)
BIOL 407 Behavioral Ecology (3)

3. Organismal Biology (4 units)

Select one course from the following list:
BIOL 310 Vertebrate Biology (4) (if not taken as part of core)
BIOL 312 Marine Biology (4)
BIOL 316 Invertebrate Zoology (4) (if not taken as part of core)
BIOL 317 Parasitology (4)
BIOL 450 Ichthyology: The Biology of Fishes (4)
BIOL 451 Ornithology (4)
BIOL 452 Entomology (4)

4. Physiology/Developmental/Molecular Biology (3-4 units)

Select one course from the following list:
BIOL 300 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 304  Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
BIOL 400  Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 422  Molecular Plant Physiology (4)
BIOL 427  Developmental Biology (4)

5. Cross-Disciplinary (3-4 units)

Select one course from the following list:
CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry (3)
GEOL 321* Environmental Geology, GE-B1 (4)
ESRM 328 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

Required Supporting and Other GE Courses (63 units):

1. Required Supporting Courses (21 units)

CHEM 121* General Chemistry I, GE-B1 (4)
CHEM 122* General Chemistry II, GE-B1 (4)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
GEOL 122* Historical Geology, GE-B1 (3)
BIOL 203* Quantitative Methods for Biology, GE-B3, B4 (3)
Math 150* Calculus I, GE-B3 (4)
An organic chemistry taken at a community college may be accepted for the Biology major in lieu of CHEM 311

2. Other Required GE Courses in Categories A-E (36 units)

Category A (9) (For A3, recommend MATH 230 Logic and Mathematical Reasoning)
Category C (12)
Category D (12)
Category E (3)

3. American Institutions Requirement (6)

Electives in Any Discipline (4-7 units)

One must choose enough elective units to reach the required 120 units for the degree. 

Courses with * are double-counted toward GE credits.