Advising Course Plan - Biology Major - Study Abroad Interest

Plan for Students Interested in Study Abroad

This plan indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and to spend a semester studying abroad.  This basic plan would be altered depending upon your post-graduate plans (mainly by adding specific courses in place of ‘electives’).  Please see other advising plans that consider specific post-graduate plans.

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 125Q
or 1301
Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling
Calculus I with Review Part I
1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141P2General Chemistry I1
General Education requirement1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 142P2General Chemistry II1
General Education requirement1
Elective41
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
The fall of the third year is typically the most convenient to study abroad because the introductory courses are complete and the research sequence has not yet begun. 
Abroad Study4
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Junior Seminar1
Elective1
Elective31
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 498Senior Project1
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32
1

The timing of the Math course is not critical; it can be taken at a later time. Some students may place into, and wish to take, MATH 141Q.

2

 The Chemistry courses can be taken later.

3

During the spring of the third or fourth year, you will need to take another 0.5 or 1 unit course to average 4 units per semester.