Information About Majoring in Biology

All advisees read this before contacting your faculty advisors

Contact your advisors via email if you need to reach them

Our program has numerous degree options

Note that tracks and concentrations are specific courses of study but only a concentration is mentioned on a diploma.

BS in Biology & BS in Biology with Concentration in Biotechnology
BS in Biology for Clinical Life Sciences (CLS) track
BA in Human Biological Sciences (this degree is for students interested in a career as a Physician's Assistant and is not for pre-medical students)
Biology Minor
MS in Biology (Thesis and Non-Thesis Options)
Biology Course Descriptions

Roadmaps for Graduation

Program Pathways Mapper
Four-year Roadmap for BS Biology
Four-year Roadmap for BS Biology with Biotechnology Concentration
Four-year Roadmap for BA Human Biology

Concentration Outlines

A useful tool for viewing remaining course requirements, both general education and major’s courses, is available in your MyCSUB account.  On the Student center page, there is a box labelled my academics:  click on this and then on View Advisement report.  This will pull up a page that shows what requirements have been met, which are in progress, and which have not been met. 

BS Biology Catalog 2018-present
BS Biology Biotechnology Concentration 2018-present
BA Human Biology Catalog 2018-present

Advising Links and References

Course Descriptions
General Education Requirements
Class Schedule Search
Academic Calendars
Campus Catalogs
Testing Center
Course Substitution Form
M.S. in Biology Graduate Guide
MS Biology Thesis Proposal Guidelines
MS Biology Thesis Format Guidelines

Pre-medical Students

Biology is an ideal major for students interested in applying to medical school after graduation.  A degree in Biology will prepare you to succeed on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). A good score on this exam is important for getting into medical school. Here is a link to MCAT information: An additional reason majoring in Biology will help you in your medical studies is that when you attend medical school you will take many classes that cover topics in biology, thus you will have a head start to succeeding in medical school.

Registration is available for the MCAT in the CSUB Testing Center.
The testing center is located in the Modular Building next to the University Police Department. Suggested parking lots to the Testing Center are Lot H and I. 

Find building #60 on the  CSUB Campus Map.