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Course Descriptions

The courses we are currently offering in the Department of Biological Sciences are listed below. Students majoring and minoring in Biology should talk with a major advisor regarding the appropriate courses to take for their program. Additional resources regarding which courses to take for the major or minor can be found here.

Undergraduate Level Courses
•  BIOL 101 - Introduction to Biology Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B2
•  BIOL 102 - Introduction to Biology Lab Units: 1 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B3
•  BIOL 140A - Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology Units: 5 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B2, B3
•  BIOL 140B - Principles of Organismal Biology Units: 5
•  BIOL 230 - Introduction to Clinical Microbiology Units: 4 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B2, B3
•  BIOL 270 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I Units: 4 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B2, B3
•  BIOL 271 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Units: 4
•  BIOL 301 - Biology Connections Units: 3
•  BIOL 302 - Biology Connections Laboratory Units: 1
•  BIOL 310 - Genetic Analysis I Units: 4
•  BIOL 315 - Marine Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 320 - Evolutionary Biology Units: 3
•  BIOL 330 - General Microbiology Units: 5
•  BIOL 333 - Humans and Sex Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B6; Diversity
•  BIOL 334 - Humans and the Living Planet Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B6; Sustainability
•  BIOL 335 - Humans: Health and Disease Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: B6; Social Justice
•  BIOL 350 - Ecology Units: 4
•  BIOL 352 - Biogeography Units: 4
•  BIOL 356 - Freshwater Environments Units: 4
•  BIOL 368 - Fungi of California Units: 3
•  BIOL 370 - Animal Physiology Units: 4
•  BIOL 372 - Microscopic Methods: Quantitative Analysis of Structure & Function Units: 3
•  BIOL 398 - Internship Units: 1-4
•  BIOL 410 - Genetic Analysis II Units: 3
•  BIOL 415 - PCR, Sequencing and Fragment Analysis Units: 3
•  BIOL 420 - Cell and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Seminar Units: 2
•  BIOL 424 - Bioinformatics Units: 3
•  BIOL 425 - Techniques in Mammalian Cell Culture Units: 3
•  BIOL 426 - Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology Units: 3
•  BIOL 427 - Molecular and Cell Biology Lab Units: 3
•  BIOL 428 - Genomics Units: 3
•  BIOL 430 - Microbial Physiology and Metabolism Units: 3
•  BIOL 431 - Medical Microbiology Units: 5
•  BIOL 432 - Microbe-Host Interactions Units: 3
•  BIOL 433 - Microbial Ecology Units: 3
•  BIOL 434 - Molecular Microbiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 440 - Molecular Virology Units: 3
•  BIOL 441 - Parasitology Units: 3
•  BIOL 442 - Epidemiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 443 - Hematology Units: 4
•  BIOL 444 - Medical Entomology Units: 3
•  BIOL 445 - Immunology Units: 3
•  BIOL 454 - Biology of Fungi Units: 4
•  BIOL 455 - Vertebrate Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 458 - Animal Behavior Units: 4
•  BIOL 460 - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Seminar Units: 2
•  BIOL 466 - Population Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 468 - Molecular Ecology Units: 4
•  BIOL 469 - Conservation Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 470 - Animal Senses Units: 4
•  BIOL 471 - Neurobiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 472 - Neurobiology Laboratory Units: 4
•  BIOL 473 - Comparative Physiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 474 - Biomedical Physiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 475 - Global Change Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 476 - General Endocrinology Units: 3
•  BIOL 488 - Environmental Physiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 490 - Independent Study Units: 1-4
•  BIOL 497 - Issues in Biological Science Units: 1-3
•  SCI 308 - Hands-On Science Teaching Units: 1
Graduate Level Courses
•  BIOL 601A - Foundations of Scientific Research Units: 1
•  BIOL 601B - Foundations of Scientific Communication Units: 1
•  BIOL 602 - Preparation for Undergraduate Instruction in Biology Units: 3
•  BIOL 610 - Seminar in Cell & Molecular Biology Units: 2
•  BIOL 616 - Cell and Molecular Biology I Units: 3
•  BIOL 618 - Cell and Molecular Biology II Units: 3
•  BIOL 620 - Functional Genomics Units: 3
•  BIOL 622 - Advanced Molecular Techniques Units: 3
•  BIOL 630 - Seminar in Microbiology Units: 2
•  BIOL 631 - Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry Units: 3
•  BIOL 650 - Seminar in Ecology and Evolution Units: 2
•  BIOL 652 - Advances in Ecology and Evolution Units: 3
•  BIOL 653 - Community and Ecosystem Biology Units: 4
•  BIOL 655 - Phylogenetic Methods Units: 3
•  BIOL 657 - Environmental Experimental Analysis Units: 4
•  BIOL 670 - Seminar in Physiology Units: 2
•  BIOL 671 - Advanced Topics in Physiology Units: 3
•  BIOL 672 - Microscopic Methods: Quantitative Analysis of Structure & Function Units: 3
•  BIOL 690 - Independent Study Units: 1-4
•  BIOL 691 - University Thesis Units: 1-5
•  BIOL 697 - Issues in Biological Science Units: 1-3
•  BIOL 698 - Internship Units: 1-4
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