Required and Core Courses

Required Courses in Preparation for the Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

Freshman applicants must complete a comprehensive pattern of college preparatory study totaling 15 units
with grade of C (2.0) or better. Transfer students entering at the junior and senior level will be expected to have
completed the equivalent of lower-division requirements elsewhere, including two semesters of biology, four semesters of chemistry, two semesters of physics, one semester of college level calculus, and one semester of statistics.

 

Catalog No.

Course Title

    Units

CHEM 150†

General Chemistry

5

CHEM 201

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 201L

Organic Laboratory

2

CHEM 202

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 250

Quantitative Chemistry

3

MATH 160†

Calculus with Applications, I

5

PHYS 205

Physics for the Biological Sciences I

4

PHYS 206

Physics for the Biological Sciences II

4

   PSYC 100/SOC 101‏‡

Introduction to Psychology/Sociology

3

PHIL 315/340/345 *

Ethics: Application / Environment/Medical

3

     Total 35

  †Together these courses (MATH 160, CHEM 150, and BIOL 211, see Table below) satisfy 9 of the required 12 units of GE area B.
 
  ‡ PSYC 100 or SOC 101 is required as part of the lower division pre-business core, and can be used to satisfy 3 units GE area D.  As SOC 101 is a 4-credit course, students electing to take this course will add 1 more unit to the major.
 

 

Required Core Courses for the Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

  Lower Division:

       Catalog No.

Course Title

    Units

          BIOL 210

  Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology

   4

          BIOL 211†

  Intro to Organismal and Population Biology

   4

BIOL 215 / BIOL 215L

  Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis

   4

          ACCT 201

  Introduction to Financial Accounting

   3

          ACCT 202

  Introduction to Managerial Accounting

   3

Total 18

  †Together These courses (MATH 160, CHEM 150, and BIOL 211) satisfy 9 of the required 12
units of GE area B.
 

        Upper-Division:

        Course No.

Course Title

 Units

       BIOL 357

Foundations of Biotechnology

2

       BIOL 355

Molecular Biotechnology

4

       BIOL 356

Cellular Biotechnology

4

       CHEM 351

Biochemistry

3

       BIOL 367

Biology of Microorganisms

4

       BIOL 377

Immunology

3

       MGMT 302‡

Foundations of Management

2

       MKTG 302‡

Foundations of Marketing

2

       Total 2

    ‡ Must be juniors or seniors to enroll, having accumulated a minimum of 70 semester units.

      Elective Units (7 units):

          Course No.

     Course Title

Units

       BIOL 358

    Computer Skills for Biotechnology

3

       BIOL 352

Genetics

4

       BIOL 353

Comparative Animal Physiology

4

       CHEM 351L

Biochemistry

2

       CHEM 352

Biochemistry

3

       BIOL 489

    Intro to Laboratory Research

2

       BIOL 497

    Internship in Biotechnology

4

       PSYC 461*

    Neuropsychopharmacology

3

       FIN 302

    Foundations of Finance

2

       HTM 302

    Foundations of Production/Operations

2

       HTM 425

    Systems Analysis and Design

4

       MGMT 415

    Human Resource Management

4

       MGMT 452

    Leadership in Organizations

4

       MGMT 461

    Management in Different Cultures

4

       MIS 302

    Foundations of Management  Information

2

  Total 7