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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biological Sciences B.A.

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View information for the Department of Biological Sciences , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide breadth and background in the natural sciences and to allow sufficient flexibility to accommodate the diverse needs of the general student. Persons preparing for careers in such areas as agriculture, industry, and elementary teaching will find this degree adaptable to their objective.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences

1. Complete University General Education requirements for the bachelor’s degree

(51 units)

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2. Complete the following prerequisites and cognates to the major:

a. Required prerequisite courses in the major field:

(8 units)

3. Complete the required courses for the major.

Courses taken without the pre-requisites will not be applied toward the degree. With approval of the major adviser, a maximum of 4 units may be satisfied by lower division courses. A maximum of 2 units may be satisfied by BIOL 4900 series courses (colloquium, independent study, internship, teaching assistantship) or CR-graded coursework from courses graded exclusively CR/NC. Upper-division GE courses in the biological sciences may not apply toward the major. Completion of a minor is not required.

The Major

(33 units)

6. Complete at least 6 units of elective courses from those above or from the following:

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