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DEGREES - The Department of Biology offers two degree programs, one leading to a B.A. in Biology and one leading to a B.S. in Biology.

B.S. and B.A. in Biology curricular options:

Handouts: Full details of requirements and possible class options Checklists: Planning sheets with minimal information
General Biology  General Biology
Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Molecular, Cellular and Developmental 
Physiology of Animals and Plants Physiology of Animal and Plants
Plant Biology Plant Biology
B.A. General Biology General Biology B.A.

Matrix of Classes - Listing of elective classes annually for the academic year 

Current: 2024-2025 Courses for the Biology B.A. & B.S. Degrees (updated June 27th)
WIN and SPR subject to change

Past Matrixes
2023-2024 Courses 2022-2023 Courses
  2021-2022 Courses 
  2019-2020 Courses
  2018-2019 Courses


Minors Associated with Biology:


Degree Petition Form - If you are taking a course that is not listed on the degree handout and would like to petition it to count toward a major requirement, please complete the petition form. Be sure to describe in detail how the course content meets the requirement. Attach a complete syllabus to the form and submit it to Academic Services 

Research Petition Form - Petitioning undergrad research credits to count toward your degree requirements. For more info, please refer to the Research Opportunities tab.

Registration Transaction Form - For any time conflicts, changes in variable credits or courses dropped in error, will go through


Study Assistance

Tri-Beta tutoring:
The Tri-Beta Biology Study Sessions offer free weekly drop in tutoring to students in the Introductory Biology series (BIOL 180, 200, & 220) as well as one on one sessions. Experienced students are present to answer your questions while you take advantage of free snacks and a comfortable learning environment.
Tri Beta Tutoring is located on the 4th floor atrium in Hitchcock hall during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3:30PM-6:30PM

CLUE sessions:
Late night tutoring in Mary Gates Hall. Writing assistance also available.

Instructional Center, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
The academic arm of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) Educational Opportunity Program, the Instructional Center (IC), serves students that are affiliates of the OMAD. The front desk is where students request to use the Center for tutoring, other instruction, or computer lab usage. All students using the Instructional Center must have a scan card; this card is issued through the OMA Counseling Center, or OMA affiliates can come to the IC and sign up for a card. Non-EOP students will be issued a card upon approval of their Referral Form.

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Date last changed Jun 27th, 2024 @ 16:08:53 PDT