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Biology Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor degrees in Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Bachelor of Science degree

University Core Requirements for pre-Fall 2015 transfer students 

Please consult the appropriate pages for University Core courses as required by the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering:



Lower Division Major Requirements
The degrees in Biology require 30 semester hours of common coursework to both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.  The Bachelor of Arts requires additional electives in mathematics and science.  The Bachelor of Science requires additional coursework in chemistry, mathematics and physics as designated below.



Courses common to both majors
LMU COURSE L. A. CITY COLLEGE COURSE
BIOL 101: General Biology I
BIOL 111: General Biology I Laboratory
BIOLOGY 6: General Biology I
BIOL 102: General Biology II
BIOL 112: General Biology II Laboratory
BIOLOGY 7: General Biology II
BIOL 201: Cell Function No course equivalency
BIOL 202: Genetics No course equivalency
CHEM 110: General Chemistry I
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 101: General Chemistry I
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHEM 113: General Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 102: General Chemistry II
CHEM 220: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
(Note: Organic Chemistry I laboratory is required for the Bachelor of Science degree only)
CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry for Science Majors I
MATH 122: Calculus for the Life Sciences I MATH 261: Calculus I
LMU L.A. CITY COLLEGE



Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree: 
LMU COURSE L. A. CITY COLLEGE COURSE
Mathematics Elective:  Students are required to take an additional math course chosen from the following list: Please click here to view the transferable math courses from L.A. City College.
Science Elective:  Students are required to take an additional science elective chosen with the approval of the Department Chair at LMU. Please contact admissions@lmu.edu for assistance in choosing the appropriate science elective.
LMU L.A. CITY COLLEGE



Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree
LMU COURSE L. A. CITY COLLEGE COURSE
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry for Science Majors II
MATH 123: Calculus for the Life Sciences II MATH 262: Calculus II
PHYS 253: General Physics I PHYSICS 6: General Physics I
OR
PHYSICS 21: General Physics I with Calculus
PHYS 254: General Physics II PHYSICS 7: General Physics II
OR
PHYSICS 22: General Physics II with Calculus
LMU L.A. CITY COLLEGE