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Biology Majors

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

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:
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BIOL 101: General Biology I
BIOL 111: General Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 001A: Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology
OR
BIOL 010B: Diversity of Life on Earth: Structure, Function & Ecology
BIOL 102: General Biology II
BIOL 112: General Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 001B: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Organismal Biology 
OR
BIOL 010A: Cellular Biology, Genetics and Evolution
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 001A: General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHEM 113: General Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 001B: General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
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 008A: Organic Chemistry
MATH 122: Calculus for the Life Sciences I MATH 005A: Calculus
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Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree:
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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 Pasadena 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 Tom Gutto at tgutto@lmu.edu for assistance in choosing the appropriate science elective.
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Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 008B: Organic Chemistry
MATH 123: Calculus for the Life Sciences II MATH 005B: Calculus
PHYS 253: General Physics I PHYS 031A: General Physics
PHYS 254: General Physics II PHYS 031B: General Physics
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