Skip to Content

Organismal

All biology majors must compete the required core courses and choose one of the emphasis areas (Ecological, Molecular, or Organismal).

Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools. Students are responsible to contact the graduate schools in which they are interested to determine these requirements.

Organismal Emphasis Requirements18 units
Required Core Courses8 units
Select two of the following:
BIOL 320
Ecology*
4
BIOL 336
Vertebrate Biology
4
BIOL 350
Mammalian Physiology
4
Electives10 units
Select 10 additional units of 300- or 400-level BIOL or BIOC courses, including one 4-unit laboratory course, and excluding courses used in fulfilling the required emphasis. The following BIOL classes also do not fulfill this requirement: BIOL 325, 330, 400, 435, 445, 454, 455, 470.

*Meets Upper-division Writing Intensive Requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.