Upper Division Elective Science Courses

The following upper division science courses have minimal prerequisites. They can be applied to the General Science Double Minor program requirement of 80 total units, including at least 28 upper division units, in Faculty of Science coursework.

* PLEASE NOTE: Course offerings and course prerequisites are subject to change.
It is the responsibility of the student to check the Academic Calendar for accurate and current information.
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Subject Area Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Semesters Offered
BISC 316-4 Vertebrate Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall and Summer
  317-3 Insect Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall
  326-3 Biology of Algae and Fungi BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall
  337-4 Plant Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Spring
  371-3 Special Topics in Biology for Non-majors 45 units Unknown
  374-3
Brewing Science with Lab 60 units Unknown
  421-3 Models in Biology: From Molecules to Migration MATH 150 or 151, and 152 both with a grade of C+ or better, or MATH 154 and 155 both with a grade of B or better; and at least 60 units; or permission of the instructor. Recommended: A 100 level Biology course. Check with department
 
EASC 304-3 Hydrogeology EASC 101 and PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and 12 additional units in earth sciences, physical geography or environmental science.  All with a grade of C- or better. Check with department
  314-3 Principles of Glaciology 60 units, including MATH 152, PHYS 101 or 121 or 126 or 141, and any 100-level EASC course or permission of the instructor. Check with department
 
CHEM 340-3 Materials Chemistry Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Even years Spring and Fall (next: Fall 2018)
 
MATH 308-3 Linear Optimization MATH 150/151/154/157 and MATH 232/240 Fall and Spring
  302-3 303-3 304-3 Mathematical Journeys II, III, IV Calculus II (MATH 152 or 155 or 158) and Linear Algebra (MATH 232 or 240).   Varies
 
MBB   301-3 BioScience of Science Fiction 30 units. Check with department
  302-3 Energy: From Cells to Society 45 units. Students in the Faculty of Science may no longer take this course for credit.  It may be of interest to students outside the faculty. Check with department
 
NUSC 341-3 Introduction to Radiochemistry Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Fall
  344-3 Nucleosynthesis and the Distribution of the Elements Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Fall
 
PHYS 346-3 Energy and the Environment CHEM 121; PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and MATH 155 or 152, with a minimum grade of C- Check with department
  347-3 Introduction to Biological Physics Completion of 45 units, including CHEM 122, MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121/102/126/141, with a minimum grade of C- Fall
 
SCI 301 Science Communication: An Introduction Completion of 60 units towards a BSc degree Spring
 
STAT 302-3 Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data Any STAT course (except STAT 100) or BUEC 232 Spring
  305-3 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods for Health Sciences Any STAT course (except STAT 100) or BUEC 232 Fall and Spring

Contact the General Science Double Minor degree Academic Advisor, Nadia Williams, if you have questions.