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Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Biology with Biotechnology Concentration

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

1. Biology courses*

a. Core requirements:
BIOL 201 Intro Biology-Cells (5)
BIOL 202 Intro Biology-Animals (5)
BIOL 203 Intro Biology-Plants (5)
BIOL 304 General Genetics (4)
BIOL 305 General Physiology (4)
BIOL 301 Research Design & Analysis (5)
BIOL 470 Evolution (5)
BIOL 490 Senior Seminar (3)

b. Concentration specific:

BIOL 312 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 330 Molecular Genetics (5)
BIOL 360 Bioinformatics (5)
CHEM 340 Biochemistry (5)
and one of the following:
BIOL 412 Microbial Physiology (5)
BIOL 414 Medical Microbiology (5)
BIOL 424 Evolutionary Genetics (5)
BIOL 430 Advanced Molecular Genetics (5)
Or any 400 level course with lab by consent of advisor
*A minimum GPA for these 61 units is 2.0.

2. Cognates+

CHEM 211 Principles of General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 212 Principles of General Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 213 Principles of General Chemistry III (5)
CHEM 331 Concepts of Organic Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 332 Concepts of Organic Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 333 Concepts of Organic Chemistry III (5)
MATH 201 Calculus I or
MATH 211 Calculus for Life Sciences and Medicine I (5)
PHYS 201 Basic Principles of Newtonian Physics (5)
PHYS 202 Basic Principles of Maxwellian Physics (5)
PHYS 203 Basic Principles of Contemporary Physics (5)
+ A minimum GPA for these 50 units is 2.0.

3. Curriculum

General Education Information:
a. Areas BI-3 – Satisfied by Biology majors
b. Theme 1 – Satisfied by Senior Seminar
c.Area B4 – Recommended MATH 140 or 211.

Total Units for the Major (61 Units)