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Biology


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2014-16 Bulletin | 2012-14 Bulletin | 2010-12 Bulletin

2014-2016 Bulletin

 

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

BIOL 190, 221, 221L, 225, 225L; CHEM 151, 151L, 152, 152L; CHEM 301, 301L; PHYS 136, 137 or equivalent; introductory college calculus.

THE MAJOR

A minimum of 28 upper-division units in biology is required. These must include:

BIOL 300 (3 units)

BIOL 305 (3)

BIOL 309 (2)

BIOL 495 (2)

and one of the following Research Experiences:

BIOL 490 (Research Project)-counts as one UD lab, 309 is a prereq

BIOL 491 (Science in the Public Domain)-counts as one UD lab, 309 is prereq

BIOL 496 (Research with Professor)-3 units over at least 2 semesters, no prereq, you can start anytime-ask your advisor how.

BIOL 497 (Research Internship)-3 units over at least 2 semesters, prereqs defined by institution.

Students may choose elective courses according to their interests for the remainder of their Upper Division Units, but must take a minimum of three additional laboratory classes. At least 16 Upper-Division Units for the major must be completed at USD.

2014-2016 Bulletin Biology Major Chart

 

 

2012-2014 BULLETIN



PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

BIOL 190, 221, 221L, 225, 225L; CHEM 151, 151L, 152, 152L; CHEM 301, 301L; PHYS 136, 137 or equivalent; introductory college calculus.

THE MAJOR

A minimum of 28 upper-division units in biology is required. These must include:

BIOL 300

BIOL 305

BIOL 309

and one of the following options:

BIOL 490 - Senior Project

BIOL 491 - Science in the Public Domain

Three units of BIOL 496 over at least two semesters

Three units of BIOL 498 over at least two semesters

Students may choose elective courses according to their interests for the remainder of their Upper Division Units, but must take a minimum of three additional laboratory classes. At least 16 Upper-Division Units for the major must be completed at USD.

 

2012-2014 BULLETIN: BIOLOGY MAJOR CHART

2012-2014 Bulletin: Biology Major Chart

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2010-2012 BULLETIN

 

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

BIOL 190, 221, 221L, 225, 225L; CHEM 151, 151L, 152, 152L; PHYS 136, 137 or equivalent; introductory college calculus; and a minimum of 4 units of organic chemistry with laboratory.

THE MAJOR

A minimum of 28 upper-division units in biology is required. These must include BIOL 300, 495, and one course with laboratory from each of Areas A, B, and C. These areas will give the student an exposure to the breadth of the field of biology from the level of the cell to that of the ecosystem. The remaining 12 units must include two additional courses with laboratory. Students may choose electives according to their interests from those courses for which the prerequisites have been satisfied. At least 16 of the upper-division units for the major must be completed at USD.

Area A
BIOL 376 – Animal Development / 4 units
BIOL 472 – Plant Physiology / 4 units
BIOL 477, 477L – Invertebrate Physiology / 4 units
BIOL 478, 478L – Vertebrate Physiology / 4 units
BIOL 480, 480L – Cell Physiology / 4 units

Area B
BIOL 320 – Evolution of Vertebrate Structure / 4 units
BIOL 325 – Developmental Plant Anatomy / 4 units
BIOL 344 – Plant Systematics / 4 units
BIOL 348 – Insect Biology / 4 units
BIOL 350 – Invertebrate Zoology / 4 units

Area C
BIOL 351 – Biological Oceanography / 4 units
BIOL 364 – Conservation Biology / 4 units
BIOL 416 – Population Biology / 4 units
BIOL 460 – Ecology / 4 units