The Department of Biology offers a program that allows the student to obtain a thorough preparation for graduate or professional school, to meet state requirements for a teaching credential in the life sciences, to acquire the laboratory training necessary for entry into advanced programs in biotechnology, or to supplement other major studies with a broad background in biology.
Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.
The Biology Minor
|BIOL 190||Introduction to Evolution||3|
& BIOL 221 221L
|Introduction to Organismal Diversity|
and Introduction to Organismal Diversity Lab
& BIOL 225 225L
|Introduction to Cell Processes|
and Introduction to Cell Processes Laboratory
|at least four units of upper division Biology||4|
CHEM 151/CHEM 151L is a pre- or corequisite for BIOL 225, and CHEM 301 is a prerequisite for some upper-division biology courses. For the biology minor, total credit for BIOL 496, BIOL 497, and BIOL 498 is limited to three units. Courses for the minor should be selected with the aid of a biology faculty advisor. At least four units of upper division biology must be taken at USD.