Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Biology

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology must complete the following courses:

Biology Courses (PDF Download)

Minimum GPA in these courses of 2.0

  • BIOL 2010 Intro Biology – Cells
    BIOL 2110 Intro Biology – Animals
    BIOL 2120 Intro Biology – Plants
  • BIOL 3120 Research Design & Analysis
    BIOL 3010 General Genetics
    BIOL 3020 General Physiology
    BIOL 3110 General Ecology
    BIOL 4100 Evolution
    BIOL 4910 Senior Seminar
  • At least 20 units of additional upper division coursework in Biology. At least three of these courses must be 4-unit courses with lab and at least one at the 4000 level.

Cognates

Minimum GPA in these coureses of 2.0

  • CHEM 1000 Foundations of Chemistry
    CHEM 1001 Foundations of Chemistry Laboratory
    CHEM 1100 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
    CHEM 2300 Foundations of Organic Chemistry
  • MATH 1050 Precalculus or equivalent
  • PHYS 2110 College Physics 1

General Education

  • Area A4 – Satisfied by Biology Majors Courses
  • Areas B1-B2 – Satisfied by Biology Majors Courses


Department of Biology

California State University, Bakersfield

Phone: (661) 654-3089
Fax: (661) 654-6956
Email: biology@csub.edu
Office: Science I, Room 114