Lower Division Core (2021 & on)

Within your first 60 units (four terms), you will complete the general science (chemistry, math, molecular biology and biochemistry, physics and statistics) and lower division Biological Sciences requirements for your major.

Sample Lower Divsion Schedule:

Term 1

  • BISC    102-4
  • CHEM 121-4 or (CHEM 120 plus CHEM 125)
  • MATH 154-3
  • PHYS   101-3

Total: 14 units, 20 hours

Term 2

  • BISC   101-4
  • CHEM 122-2
  • MATH 155-3
  • PHYS 102-3
  • Elective (CHEM 126, PHYS 132 and PHYS 133 recommended for professional programs)

Total: ~16 units, 20-23 hours

Term 3

  • CHEM 281-4
  • MBB 222-3
  • Elective (e.g. B-Hum, B-Soc, or a lower division W course)
  • Two of BISC 202-3, BISC 204-3, BISC 205-3

Total: ~16 units, 20-22 hours

Term 4

  • CHEM 282-2 
  • MBB 231-3
  • STAT 201-3
  • Elective (e.g. B-Hum, B-Soc, or a lower division W course)
  • One of BISC 202-3, BISC 204-3, BISC 205-3

Total: ~14 units, 18-19 hours

Total units: 60

  • BISC 101 and BISC 102 may be taken in any order
  • BISC 202 and BISC 204 may be taken in any order