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Biology: Biology Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in biology at Cal U offers students a challenging biology curriculum designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce and/or to continue their education in graduate or professional schools

If you are pursuing the biology concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree program, you must take the core science courses listed below as well as a minimum of six general education credits at or above the 300 level in order to graduate.

Get a description of each of Cal U's biology courses from our Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Biology Concentration): 120 Credits

Please consult the description of the General Education program in this catalog for a list of General Education goals and objectives and the courses included on the menus for the various goals.  The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

 First Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 120 General Zoology                                                                        4 crs.
CHE 101 General Chemistry I4 crs.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Course
3 crs.

 Second Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 125 General Botany4 crs.
CHE 102 General Chemistry II                                                                  4 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I
3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Third Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                               4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
Free Elective3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 248 General Ecology                                        4 crs.
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I                                                               4 crs.
PHY 122  General Physics II4 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 3XX Anatomy or Physiology Course                         4 crs.
BIO 318 Genetics4 crs.
CHE 341 Organic Chemistry II (lecture)3 crs.
CHE 342 Organic Chemistry II (lab)1 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs. 

Sixth Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 3XX Anatomy or Physiology Course                         4 crs.
MAT 215 Statistics3 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.
Related Electives7 crs.

Seventh Semester – 13-14 credits
CourseCredits
BIO 478 Evolution                                                  3 crs.
ENS 495 Design and Analysis3 crs.
CHE XXX Upper Division Chemistry                                                          3/4 crs.
Related Elective4 crs.

Eighth Semester –- 12-13 credits
CourseCredits
Free Elective                                                         3-4 crs.
General Education Course
3 crs.
Related Elective3 crs.
General Education EMA                                                                       3 crs.