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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)

65 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • BIOL 201 Intro Biology – Cells
    BIOL 202 Intro Biology – Animals
    BIOL 203 Intro Biology – Plants

  • BIOL 301 Research Design & Analysis
    BIOL 304 General Genetics
    BIOL 305 General Physiology
    BIOL 306 General Ecology
    BIOL 470 Evolution
    BIOL 490 Senior Seminar

  • At least 25 units of additional upper division coursework in Biology. At least three of these courses must be 5-unit courses with lab and at least one must be at the 400 level.

Cognates

25 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • CHEM 211 Principles of General Chemistry I
    CHEM 212 Principles of General Chemistry II
    CHEM 213 Principles of General Chemistry III

  • MATH 191 or equivalent

  • At least 5 units in appropriate cognate areas subject to the approval of the advisor.

General Education

  • Areas B1-B3 – Satisfied by Biology majors
  • Theme 1 – Satisfied by Senior Seminar
  • Area B4 – Recommended MATH 140 or 211


Department of Biology

California State University, Bakersfield

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