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A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
39-52
Biological Sciences 2A-2B-2C 14
Chemistry 2A-2B 10
Chemistry 8A-8B or 118A-118B-118C 6-12
Physics 1A-1B or 7A-7B-7C 6-12
Statistics 13, 32, 100, or 102 3-4
Recommended: Chemistry 2C and Mathematics 17A-17B or 21A-21B.
Depth Subject Matter
38-42
Biological Sciences 101 4
Biological Sciences 102 or 105 3
Evolution: One from Evolution and Ecology 100, 140; Geology 107; Plant Biology 116 3-5
Ecology: One from Environmental Science and Policy 100; Evolution and Ecology 101, 117; Plant Biology 117, 147 4
Philosophy of Biological Science: One from Animal Science 170; Nature and Culture 100, 120, 140; Philosophy 108; Science and Technology Studies 130A, 130B, 131; Veterinary Medicine 170 4
Physiology: One from Environmental Horticulture 102; Entomology 101, 102; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101; Plant Biology 111, 112 3-5
One course each in animal, microbial and plant diversity 8-17
Animal Diversity: Entomology 100, 107, 109; Evolution and Ecology 105, 112 and 112L, 134; Nematology 110; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 111, 120
Microbial Diversity: Microbiology 101, 162; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 127, 128; Plant Biology 148; Plant Pathology 148; Soil Science 111
Plant Diversity: Evolution and Ecology 108, 119, 140; Plant Biology 102, 108, 116, 119, 147
Additional upper division course work in biological sciences to achieve a total of 38 or more units; see “Approved Biology Electives” list below.
Upper division course work must include a total of two units or a total of six hours/week of fieldwork or laboratory work.
Note: Although a course may be listed in more than one category, that course may satisfy only one requirement.
Total units for the major
77-94

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
55-65
Biological Sciences 2A-2B-2C 14
Chemistry 2A-2B-2C 15
Chemistry 8A-8B or 118A-118B-118C 6-12
Mathematics 17A-17B-17C or 21A-21B (21C recommended) 8-12
Physics 7A-7B-7C 12
Depth Subject Matter
49
Biological Sciences 101, 105 (or 102+103)*, 104 10-13
*Students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Area of Emphasis must complete Biological Sciences 102+103. All other students may choose between completing Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103.
Statistics 100.
Statistics 100 4
Field Requirement, Area of Emphasis Requirement, and additional units (if necessary) to achieve a total of 49 units or more 32-35
Note: Although a course may be listed in more than one category, that course may satisfy only one requirement.
Field Requirement: Breadth in biology is achieved by completing one course from each field (a) through (e) below. You must take one course in each field regardless of your area of emphasis. If you plan an area of emphasis in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity; Marine Biology; or Microbiology, please refer to that area of emphasis before choosing field requirement classes as specific, designated field courses are required. The required courses are listed under that area of emphasis.
Although a course may be listed in more than one category (including the area of emphasis requirements), that course may be used only once and may satisfy only one requirement.
Field Course Lists
(a) Evolution: Anthropology 151, 152, 154A; Evolution and Ecology 100; Geology 107; Plant Biology 143 3-5
(b) Ecology: Anthropology 154BN; Biological Sciences 122; Entomology 104, 156; Environmental Science and Policy 100, 121; Evolution and Ecology 101; Microbiology 120; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151 3-5
(c) Microbiology: Food Science and Technology 104; Microbiology 101, 104, 140, 150, 162; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 127, 128; Soil Science 111 3-5
(d) Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior: Anthropology 154A; Entomology 102, 104; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100, 101, 102, 141 3-5
(e) Plant Biology: Environmental Horticulture 102, 105; Evolution and Ecology 108, 117, 119, 140; Plant Biology 102, 105, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 117, 119, 143, 147, 148; Plant Pathology 120, 130, 148; Plant Sciences 144, 176 3-5
Area of Emphasis Requirements: Depth in one area of biology is achieved by completing all requirements for one of the six areas of emphasis listed below. It will include a total of two units or a total of six hours/week of fieldwork or laboratory work designated in the area of emphasis.
Although a course may be listed in more than one category (including the field requirements), that course may be used only once and may satisfy only one requirement.
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity emphasis
12
Students choose to complete Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103 for this emphasis.
Field requirement: Students must take Evolution and Ecology 100 to satisfy Field requirement (a), and Evolution and Ecology 101 to satisfy Field requirement (b).
(1) At least 12 units including at least one course from each of the following two groups 12
(a) Biodiversity: Entomology 103; Evolution and Ecology 105, 106, 108, 112, 112L, 114, 134, 134L, 134F, 140; Microbiology 105, 105L; Nematology 110; Plant Biology 116, 147, 148; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 110L, 111, 111L, 120, 120L.
(b) Advanced Evolution and Ecology: Advanced Evolution and Ecology: Evolution and Ecology 102, 103, 107, 115, 117, 119, 120, 131, 138, 141, 147, 149, 150, 180A, 180B, 181.
(2) Laboratory/Fieldwork Requirement. Included in the above 12 units, complete a total of two units or a total of six hours/week of fieldwork or laboratory work. Courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement are: One course from: Evolution and Ecology 105, 106, 108, 112L, 114, 134L; Microbiology 105L; Plant Biology 116, 148: Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110L; 111L OR two courses from: Evolution and Ecology 117, 119, 134F, 140, 180A, 180B; Plant Biology 147; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120L
Marine Biology emphasis
12-19
Students choose to complete Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103 for this emphasis.
Field requirement: Students must take Evolution and Ecology 100 to satisfy Field requirement (a), and Evolution and Ecology 101 to satisfy Field requirement (b), and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102 or 141 to satisfy Field requirement (d).
(1) Ocean Processes: At least three units from Biological Sciences 122; Environmental Science and Policy 124, 152; Environmental Science and Policy/Geology116N, 150A, 150B, 150C; Evolution and Ecology 115; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation
Biology 157 3-4
(2) Marine Organismal Biology: At least three units from Animal Science 119, 131; Evolution and Ecology 106, 110, 112 and 112L, 114; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 141; Plant Biology 118; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 and 120L, 121 3-5
(3) Immersion Requirement: Complete one of four options listed below, offered in spring quarter or summer sessions at Bodega Marine Laboratory, or equivalent. Requires residence at Bodega Marine Laboratory 6-10
Option 1 (summer session 1): 7
Select one course from: Environmental Science and Policy 124; Evolution and Ecology 106, 110, 114 3
Biological Sciences 124 3
Environmental Science and Policy/Evolution and Ecology 111 1
Option 2 (summer session 2): 6-7
Select one course from: Environmental Science and Policy 152; Geology 150C 3-4
Biological Sciences 124 3
Option 3 (summer session 1): 10
Environmental Toxicology/Nutrition 127
Option 4 (spring quarter): Select one course from each of the following two groups: 8
(a.) Biological Sciences 122; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 141 3
(b.) Biological Sciences 122P; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 141P 5
Each course may only be used in satisfaction of one area of emphasis or field requirement.
Microbiology emphasis
16-20
Complete one of four options listed below or complete an individual option with approval from your faculty adviser.
Students choose to complete Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103 for all options.
(1) Microbial Physiology and Molecular Genetics option 15-18
Students must complete Microbiology 104 to satisfy Field requirement (c)
Microbiology 104L, 140, 150 9
Select one course from: Microbiology 170; Molecular and Cellular Biology 121 3
Select one course from: Microbiology 105 and 105L, 155L, 170; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 127 3-6
(2) Microbial Diversity and Ecology option 15-17
Students must complete Microbiology 104 to satisfy Field requirement (c) Microbiology 104L, 105 and 105L, 120 12
Select one course from: Food Science and Technology 104; Microbiology 140, 150, 162, 170; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 127, 128; Plant Biology 148; Plant Pathology 148; Soil Science 111 3-5
(3) Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology option 16-19
Students must complete Microbiology 104 to satisfy Field requirement (c) Microbiology 104L 3
Select two courses from: Microbiology 140, 150, 170 6
Select one course from: Food Science and Technology 102A, 104 3-4
Select one course from: Microbiology 155L; Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L, 160L 4-6
(4) Medical Microbiology option 12-20
Students may choose to complete the Field (c) requirement and the laboratory requirement for this option with Microbiology 101, or Microbiology 104 and 104L. Students are encouraged to complete Microbiology 101 to satisfy Field (c) and this option's laboratory requirement simultaneously.
Students completing Microbiology 104 for Field (c) must also complete Microbiology 104L to satisfy the laboratory requirement for this option 3
Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 126 3
Select one course from: Medical Microbiology and Immunology 115, 116; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 127 3-5
Select one course from: Microbiology 105 and 105L, 162; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 128 3-6
Select one course from: Microbiology 140, 150, 170 3
Molecular and Cellular Biology emphasis
12-17
Students must complete Biological Sciences 102+103 for this emphasis.
(1) Molecular Biology and Gene Expression: Molecular and Cellular Biology 121 3
(2) Laboratory Experience: One or more laboratory courses from: Biological Sciences 120P, 180L; Molecular and Cellular Biology 120L, 140L, 160L; or other laboratory course to total 3 units (or 9 hours per week) that emphasizes cellular or molecular biology with approval of your faculty adviser 3-6
(3) Restricted Electives 6-8
Select two or more courses from: Biological Sciences 120, 181, 183; Molecular and Cellular Biology 123, 124, 126, 143, 144, 145, 150, 162, 163, 164, 182; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 103; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 126; Plant Biology 113, 126; or other courses with faculty adviser's approval.
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior emphasis
15
Students choose to complete Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103 for this emphasis.
Although a course may be listed in more than one category (including the field requirements) that course may be used only once and may satisfy only one requirement.
Select courses from at least two of the following three areas and include one laboratory from Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101L, 104L, 141P, or 160L 15
(1) Neurobiology: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100, 106, 112, 124, 125, 126, 160, 160L, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169; Psychology 121, 124, 128, 129.
(2) Physiology: Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100; Entomology 102; Exercise Biology 101, 110, 111, 125; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, 101L, 103, 104L, 105, 106, 111C, 111L, 113, 114, 117, 121, 121L, 122, 123, 127, 128, 130, 132, 139, 140, 141, 141P, 152; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 126; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 121.
(3) Behavior: Anthropology 154A, 154C; Entomology 104; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102, 150, 152, 159, 162; Psychology 122, 123, 129.
Note: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 106, 152 or Psychology 129 may be used only once to satisfy Area of Emphasis requirements.
Plant Biology emphasis
14-17
Students choose to complete Biological Sciences 105 or 102+103 for this emphasis.
Select one course from each of the following four areas. A course may be listed in more than one area or field, but may be used to satisfy only one requirement.
(1) Anatomy and morphology: Evolution and Ecology 140; Plant Biology 105, 116 4-5
(2) Physiology, development and molecular biology: Plant Biology 111, 112, 113; Plant Pathology 130 3
(3) Evolution and ecology: Evolution and Ecology 100, 117; Plant Biology 117, 143 3-4
(4) Laboratory requirement: Biotechnology 161A, 161B; Evolution and Ecology 108; Plant Biology 105, 108, 116, 148; Plant Pathology 148 4-5
Total Units for the Major
104-114

Approved Biology Electives

These courses are accepted without petition for upper division units in the Biological Science major. Many other biologically related courses may be substituted with consent of your adviser.
Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100
Animal Science 170
Anthropology 151, 152, 153, 154A, 154B, 157
Avian Sciences 100, 150
Biological Sciences—All upper division courses
Cell Biology and Human Anatomy 101, 101L
Chemistry 107A, 107B, 108, 150
Entomology—All upper division courses
Environmental Horticulture 102, 105
Environmental Science and Policy 100, 110, 121, 123, 124, 150A, 150B, 150C, 151, 151L
Evolution and Ecology—All upper division courses
Exercise Biology 101, 110, 111, 113
Food Science and Technology 102A, 104
Geology 107, 107L, 150A, 150B, 150C
Medical Microbiology 115, 116
Microbiology—All upper division courses
Molecular and Cellular Biology—All upper division courses
Nature and Culture 100, 120, 140
Nematology 100, 110
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior—All upper division courses
Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 126, 126L, 127, 128
Philosophy 108
Plant Biology—All upper division courses, except 189
Plant Sciences 112, 130, 131, 135, 142, 144, 150, 152, 153, 157, 158
Plant Pathology 120, 130
Psychology 121, 122, 123, 124
Science and Technology Studies 130A, 130B, 131
Soil Science 111
Veterinary Medicine 170
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 110L, 111, 111L, 120, 120L, 121, 122, 130, 136, 140, 151

Other Upper Division Courses

There is a limitation on variable-unit courses that may be counted toward the major. Of these courses, up to four units of 199 courses may be counted, and no units of 192 or 197T courses may be counted.

Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Biological Sciences
18
Complete at least three units from each of the five numbered groups to total at least 18 units. Appropriate alternative courses may be used with approval of an adviser.
(1) Cell and Molecular Biology: Biological Sciences 101, 102, 105 3-4
(2) Animal Biology: Anthropology 151, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100/Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 123; Entomology 100; Evolution and Ecology 105, 112 and 112L, 134; Nematology 100, 110; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100, 101, 102, 117; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 111, 120 2-5
(3) Microbiology: Microbiology 101, 102, 162; Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology 128; Plant Biology/Plant Pathology 148 3-5
(4) Plant Biology: Environmental and Resource Sciences/Plant Sciences 144; Plant Biology 105, 111, 112, 116, 126; Plant Biology/Plant Pathology 148; Plant Sciences 141, 171 3-5
(5) Evolution and Ecology: Anthropology 151, 152, 154; Entomology 100; Evolution and Ecology 100, 101, 108, 115, 117, 119, 138, 140, 147; Plant Biology 102, 108, 117, 119, 143; Plant Pathology 150; Plant Sciences 142, 146; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151 3-5
Additional courses (if necessary) from above numbered groups to reach 18 units.
Advisers and Advising. Information on the Biological Sciences major or minor can be obtained at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) in 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu.
Citation for Outstanding Performance. The College of Biological Sciences confers Citations for Outstanding Performance on undergraduates majoring in Biological Sciences who have demonstrated superior academic performance and individual achievement in research. Students who wish to be considered for a citation must first meet or exceed a specified grade point average and participate in an appropriate research project.
Teaching Credential Subject Representative. Associate Director of Teacher Education (School of Education); see the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program on page 115.

Bodega Marine Laboratory Program

See also Biological Sciences, Bodega Marine Laboratory Program.

http://bml.ucdavis.edu/

A full quarter of undergraduate course work in marine biology is available each spring quarter at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, located in Bodega Bay, California. Course offerings include lecture and laboratory instruction in the developmental biology and physiological adaptation of marine organisms, and population biology and ecology; a weekly colloquium; and an intensive individual research experience under the direction of laboratory faculty (Biological Sciences courses 122, 122P, 123, 199; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 141, 141P). This is a 15-unit program and course offerings and instructors may vary from year to year.  
The program is residential, with students housed on the laboratory grounds. Participants are assessed a room and board fee in addition to standard campus registration fees. An application is required. Obtain forms from the Bodega Marine Laboratory website listed above. Applications are due January 31 for spring quarter. Additional information on the Bodega Marine Laboratory Program is available at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC) in 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building, or directly from Bodega Marine Laboratory, P.O. Box 247, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 707-875-2211.  
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