Advising Course Plan - Aquatic and Marine Biology Major

This plan indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic and Marine Biology.  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 graduate plans.

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 1511Mathematics for Life Sciences1
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
General Education requirement1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
General Education requirement1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course21
Junior Seminar31
BIOL 397Internship in Biology0.5 to 1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5 to 4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course21
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
Elective1
Elective1
Elective41
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course21
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course21
BIOL 499Senior Project II1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32 to 32.5
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 130​ or MATH 141Q.

2
4 upper division Biology courses must be taken during years 3 and 4. Three of those must be BIOL 306, BIOL 312, BIOL 313, BIOL317, or BIOL 333.
3

The Junior Seminar can be taken in the spring instead of the fall.

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