Talk to an Academic Advisor before changing your major from Biology. If you drop Biology as a major, you will not be able to re-declare the Biology major in the future.
All concentrations require the same lower division coursework, the same upper division core (BIOL 351, BIOL 352, BIOL 352, BIOL 354) and the same number of required elective units (concentration electives [10 units] + upper division science electives [9 units] = 19 units). If you are declared Biology, you can change your concentration at any time. The concentrations are:
This major is very prerequisite driven. You must earn a C or better to move on to the next course. A C- is considered “not passing”. The Degree Planner is set up with the recommended order and won’t let you save changes that have been moved out of prerequisite order. Lower division preparation for the major courses will be cleared if an accepted equivalent is listed on assist.org.
If you believe that a course you took at your previous institution could count for a requirement for the major, transfer students can submit a CSM Course Approval Form to request a review.