2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Biology, Ecology Concentration, Major


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This area of concentration within the Biology major is designed to prepare students for careers in academic, governmental, non-profit and private sector research, consulting or outreach programs focused on ecology and the environment. It also prepares students for graduate study in marine and terrestrial ecology, astrobiology, environmental science, and other fields of life and environmental sciences (including medical school).

Program Learning Outcomes


Please see the Biology Major .

Major Requirements (66-69 units)


Students must declare the Ecology Concentration within two semesters of completing BIOL 310 (with a grade of C or higher). 

Note:


*All students in the Biology major must earn a minimum grade of C in the core Biology courses required for the Major (General Biology I and II, Cell Physiology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, and the undergraduate Seminar) to meet graduation requirements. Courses required for the Biology major (including Chemistry, Physics and Math classes) can be repeated no more than once to earn the minimum grade required in the course. If the minimum grade is not achieved in the second time completing the course, the student will be disqualified from the Biology major.

Additional Electives (8 units)


Complete 8 units from the following:

*A minimum of 4 units must be a field or lab course

Supporting Courses (25 - 28 units)


Area II: Mathematics


Complete one of the following:

Area III: Physics


Complete one of the following options:

Area IV: Organic Chemistry


Choose one of the following options:

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