Biological Sciences

(College of Biological Sciences)

Biology Academic Success Center (BASC). 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. https://biology.ucdavis.edu/faculty

(College of Biological Sciences)

Biology Academic Success Center (BASC). 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. https://biology.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Biological Sciences Major

Departments of Evolution and Ecology; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; and Plant Biology

The Program. The Biological Sciences major is broad in concept, spanning the numerous core disciplines of biology. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) programs includes preparatory work in mathematics, general and organic chemistry, physics, and introductory level biology, as well as upper division core classes emphasizing the breadth of biological sciences. Students in the B.S. degree program complete additional upper division biology coursework, for which they can choose classes from a variety of different areas such as molecular biology and genetics, animal behavior, plant growth and development, bioinformatics, marine biology, forensics, and microbiology. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program can pursue upper division coursework outside of the biological sciences. Research and internships are encouraged in both programs.

Career Alternatives. Both degree programs prepare students for admission to graduate schools or professional schools, leading to either a variety of professional health careers or further study in basic and applied areas of biology. They provide suitable preparation for careers in teaching, biological and biotechnological research with various governmental agencies or private companies, government regulatory agencies, environmental consulting, biological illustration and writing, pharmaceutical sales, biological/environmental law, and biomedical engineering.

Advisors 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://basc.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.

Bodega Marine Laboratory Program. Students interested in Marine Biology should visit Marine and Coastal Science Major and http://bml.ucdavis.edu/. 

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 45-57
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118C
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
or
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
Recommended:
 
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003C
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Controlling Processes and Synthetic Pathways (Active)
5
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 28-36
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 105
Biomolecules and Metabolism (Active)
3
or
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
and
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
or
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
Choose one from each topic:
13-18
Ecology:
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
Microbiology:
3-4
FST 104
Food Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 162
General Virology (Active)
4
MIC 170
Yeast Molecular Genetics (Active)
3
Animal Physiology, Behavior or Development:
3-5
BIS 104
Cell Biology (Active)
3
MCB 150
Developmental Biology (Active)
4
NPB 100
Neurobiology (Active)
4
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 141
Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms (Active)
3
Plant Physiology or Development:
3-5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLB 113
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (Active)
3
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
Laboratory Requirement
Units: 0
Choose course(s) for a minimum total of six hours/week of laboratory or field work from the list of courses below:
 
Choose two with three hours lab or field work/week:
 
EVE 110
Running, Swimming and Flying (Active)
3
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EXB 104L
Exercise Biology Laboratory (Active)
3
EXB 115
Biomechanical Bases of Movement (Active)
3
MIC 103L
Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
2
NPB 100L
Neurobiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NPB 123
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
Other courses with approval of the master advisor.
 
Choose one with six hours lab or field work/week; a course may fulfill both the lab and a depth topic requirement:
 
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 106
Mechanical Design in Organisms (Active)
3
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 112L
Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (Active)
2
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
EXB 106L
Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory (Active)
3
FST 104L
Food Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
4
MIC 104L
General Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
3
MIC 105L
Microbial Diversity Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 120L
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 140L
Cell Biology Laboratory (Active)
5
MCB 160L
Principles of Genetics Laboratory (Active)
5
NPB 111L
Advanced Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
4
NPB 141P
Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms/Advanced Laboratory Topics (Active)
5
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
Other courses with approval of the Master Advisor.
 
Total: 73-93

(College of Biological Sciences)

Biology Academic Success Center (BASC). 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. https://biology.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Biological Sciences Major

Departments of Evolution and Ecology; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; and Plant Biology

The Program. The Biological Sciences major is broad in concept, spanning the numerous core disciplines of biology. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) programs includes preparatory work in mathematics, general and organic chemistry, physics, and introductory level biology, as well as upper division core classes emphasizing the breadth of biological sciences. Students in the B.S. degree program complete additional upper division biology coursework, for which they can choose classes from a variety of different areas such as molecular biology and genetics, animal behavior, plant growth and development, bioinformatics, marine biology, forensics, and microbiology. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program can pursue upper division coursework outside of the biological sciences. Research and internships are encouraged in both programs.

Career Alternatives. Both degree programs prepare students for admission to graduate schools or professional schools, leading to either a variety of professional health careers or further study in basic and applied areas of biology. They provide suitable preparation for careers in teaching, biological and biotechnological research with various governmental agencies or private companies, government regulatory agencies, environmental consulting, biological illustration and writing, pharmaceutical sales, biological/environmental law, and biomedical engineering.

Advisors 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://basc.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.

Bodega Marine Laboratory Program. Students interested in Marine Biology should visit Marine and Coastal Science Major and http://bml.ucdavis.edu/. 

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 56-66
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 003C
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Controlling Processes and Synthetic Pathways (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118C
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 42-51
Section 1: Common Curriculum
10-13
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 105
Biomolecules and Metabolism (Active)
3
or
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
and
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
BIS 104
Cell Biology (Active)
3
Section 2: Depth Subject Topics
21-26
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
Choose one course from each topic:
13-18
Evolution:
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
Microbiology:
3-4
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 162
General Virology (Active)
4
MIC 170
Yeast Molecular Genetics (Active)
3
FST 104
Food Microbiology (Active)
3
Plant Physiology or Development:
3-5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLB 113
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (Active)
3
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
Animal Physiology, Behavior or Development:
3-5
NPB 100
Neurobiology (Active)
4
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 141
Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms (Active)
3
MCB 150
Developmental Biology (Active)
4
Section 3: Laboratory Requirement
Units:  
Course(s) selected to fulfill the laboratory requirement may also satisfy restricted elective or depth subject matter units (but not both).
 
Choose course(s) for a minimum total of six hours/week of laboratory or field work from the list of courses below:
 
Choose two with three hours lab or field work/week:
 
EVE 110
Running, Swimming and Flying (Active)
3
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EXB 104L
Exercise Biology Laboratory (Active)
3
EXB 115
Biomechanical Bases of Movement (Active)
3
MIC 103L
Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
2
NPB 100L
Neurobiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 121L
Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (Active)
1
NPB 123
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
Other courses with approval of the Master Advisor.
 
Choose one course with six hours lab or field work/week:
 
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 106
Mechanical Design in Organisms (Active)
3
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 112L
Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (Active)
2
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
EXB 106L
Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory (Active)
3
FST 104L
Food Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
4
MIC 104L
General Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
3
MIC 105L
Microbial Diversity Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 120L
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
MCB 140L
Cell Biology Laboratory (Active)
5
MCB 160L
Principles of Genetics Laboratory (Active)
5
NPB 111L
Advanced Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
4
NPB 141P
Physiological Adaptation of Marine Organisms/Advanced Laboratory Topics (Active)
5
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
Other courses with approval of the master advisor.
 
Section 4: Restricted Electives
Units: 11
Choose at least three or more courses for a minimum of 11 units from the list of Approved Upper Division Restrictive Electives and/or laboratory courses. No class or laboratory used to satisfy a section 1 or a section 2 course requirement may be used as a restricted elective.
11
Students may choose any combination of approved courses that align with their academic or career objectives, or choose courses from a list of sample themes available on the BASC website at http://basc.ucdavis.edu. Up to three of the 11 units may be fulfilled by approved seminar or research courses.
 
Approved Upper Division Restricted Electives:
 
ANG 105
Horse Genetics (Active)
3
ANG 107
Genetics and Animal Breeding (Active)
5
ANS 104
Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Active)
4
ANS 119
Invertebrate Aquaculture (Active)
4
ANS 123
Animal Growth and Development (Active)
4
ANS 131
Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (Active)
4
ANS 142
Companion Animal Care and Management (Active)
4
ANS 170
Ethics of Animal Use (Active)
4
ANT 151
Primate Evolution (Active)
4
ANT 152
Human Evolution (Active)
5
ANT 153
Human Biological Variation (Active)
5
ANT 154A
The Evolution of Primate Behavior (Active)
5
ANT 154B
Primate Evolutionary Ecology (Active)
5
ANT 157
Anthropological Genetics (Active)
3
APC 100
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
AVS 100
Avian Biology (Active)
3
AVS 150
Nutrition of Birds (Active)
1
BIM 117
Modeling Strategies for Biomedical Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 140
Protein Engineering (Active)
4
BIS Biological Sciences - all upper division courses***
 
BIT 150
Applied Bioinformatics (Active)
4
BIT 160
Principles of Plant Biotechnology (Active)
3
BIT 161A
Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
6
BIT 161B
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory (Active)
4
BIT 171
Professionalism and Ethics in Genomics and Biotechnology (Active)
3
CHA 101
Human Gross Anatomy (Active)
4
CHA 101L
Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory (Active)
3
CHE 104
Forensic Applications of Analytical Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 107A
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (Active)
3
CHE 107B
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (Active)
3
CHE 108
Molecular Biochemistry (Active)
3
CHE 130A
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 130B
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 150
Chemistry of Natural Products (Active)
3
ECS 124
Theory and Practice of Bioinformatics (Active)
4
EDU 100
Introduction to Schools (Active)
4
EDU 181
Teaching in Science and Mathematics (Active)
2
EDU 183
Teaching High School Mathematics and Science (Active)
3
ENH 102
Physiological Principles in Environmental Horticulture (Active)
4
ENH 105
Taxonomy and Ecology of Environmental Plant Families (Active)
4
ENT Entomology - all upper division courses***
 
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
ESP 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 121
Population Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 123
Introduction to Field and Laboratory Methods in Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150A
Physical and Chemical Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 150B
Geological Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 151L
Limnology Laboratory (Active)
3
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
ETX 101
Principles of Environmental Toxicology (Active)
4
ETX 102B
Quantitative Analysis of Environmental Toxicants (Active)
5
ETX 103A
Biological Effects of Toxicants (Active)
4
ETX 104
Environmental and Nutritional Factors in Cellular Regulation and Nutritional Toxicants (Active)
4
EVE Evolution and Ecology - all upper division courses***
 
EXB 101
Exercise Physiology (Active)
4
EXB 106
Human Gross Anatomy (Active)
4
EXB 106L
Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory (Active)
3
EXB 110
Exercise Metabolism (Active)
3
EXB 111
Environmental Effects on Physical Performance (Active)
3
EXB 124
Physiology of Maximal Human Performance (Active)
4
FST 102A
Malting and Brewing Science (Active)
4
FST 104
Food Microbiology (Active)
3
GEL 107
Earth History: Paleobiology (Active)
3
GEL 107L
Earth History: Paleobiology Laboratory (Active)
2
GEL 108
Earth History: Paleoclimates (Active)
3
GEL 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
GEL 141
Evolutionary History of Vertebrates (Active)
3
GEL 141L
Evolutionary History of Vertebrates Laboratory (Active)
1
GEL 144
Historical Ecology (Active)
3
GEL 150A
Physical and Chemical Oceanography (Active)
4
GEL 150B
Geological Oceanography (Active)
3
GEL 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
MAT 124
Mathematical Biology (Active)
4
MCB Molecular and Cellular Biology - all upper division courses***
 
MIC Microbiology - all upper division courses***
 
MMI 188
Human Immunology (Active)
3
NPB Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - all upper division courses***
 
PHI 108
Philosophy of the Biological Sciences (Active)
4
PLB Plant Biology - all upper division courses***
 
PLP 120
Introduction to Plant Pathology (Active)
4
PLP 130
Fungal Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLS 130
Rangelands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
PLS 131
Identification and Ecology of Grasses (Active)
2
PLS 135
Ecology and Community Structure of Grassland and Savannah Herbivores (Active)
3
PLS 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
PLS 150
Sustainability and Agroecosystem Management (Active)
4
PLS 153
Plant, Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (Active)
4
PLS 154
Introduction to Plant Breeding (Active)
4
PLS 157
Physiology of Environmental Stresses in Plants (Active)
4
PLS 158
Mineral Nutrition of Plants (Active)
4
PMI 126
Fundamentals of Immunology (Active)
3
PMI 126L
Immunology Laboratory (Active)
2
PMI 128
Biology of Animal Viruses (Active)
3
PSC 121
Physiological Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 122
Advanced Animal Behavior (Active)
4
PSC 123
Hormones and Behavior (Active)
3
PSC 124
Comparative Neuroanatomy (Active)
3
SOC 154
Health and Illness (Active)
4
SSC 111
Soil Microbiology (Active)
4
STS 108
Intellectual Property in Science (Active)
4
STS 129
Health and Medicine in a Global Context (Active)
4
STS 130A
From Natural History to the History of Nature (Active)
4
STS 131
Darwin (Active)
4
STS 164
Writing Science (Active)
4
STS 180
Topics in Science and Technology Studies (Active)
4
UWP 111C
Specialized Topics in Journalism: Science Journalism (Active)
4
UWP 112A
Introduction to Professional Editing (Active)
4
UWP 120
Rhetorical Approaches to Scientific and Technological Issues (Active)
4
UWP 121
History of Scientific Writing (Active)
4
WFC 100
Field Methods in Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology (Active)
4
WFC 101
Field Research in Wildlife Ecology (Active)
2
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 110L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 111L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 120L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
2
WFC 121
Physiology of Fishes (Active)
4
WFC 122
Population Dynamics and Estimation (Active)
4
WFC 130
Physiological Ecology of Wildlife (Active)
4
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
WFC 134L
Herpetology Laboratory (Active)
3
WFC 141
Behavioral Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 136
Ecology of Waterfowl and Game Birds (Active)
4
WFC 151
Wildlife Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 154
Conservation Biology (Active)
4
WFC 157
Coastal Ecosystems (Active)
4
***Courses numbered 198 do not fulfill restricted elective units without advisor approval. Discussion section courses, those noted with a "D" do not fulfill restricted elective units. Only 3 units of approved seminar or research courses can be applied to the restrictive electives.
Approved Seminar/Research Courses
Units: 1-3
Courses numbered 189, 190/190C, 192, 194H, and 199 in ABI, ANS, BIS, BIT, ENH, ENT, ETX, EVE, MCB, MIC, NPB, PLB, PLP, PLS, VEN, WFC as well as:
 
BIS 122P
Population Biology and Ecology/Advanced Laboratory Topics (Active)
5
BIS 123
Undergraduate Colloquium in Marine Science (Active)
1
BIS 133
Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology (Active)
3
EVE 111
Marine Environmental Issues (Active)
1
MIC 191
Introduction to Research for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1
MCB 138
Undergraduate Seminar in Biochemistry (Active)
1
MCB 139
Undergraduate Seminar in Biochemistry (Active)
2
MCB 148
Undergraduate Seminar in Cell Biology (Active)
2
MCB 158
Undergraduate Seminar in Developmental Biology (Active)
2
MCB 178
Undergraduate Seminar in Molecular Genetics (Active)
1
MCB 191
Introduction to Research (Active)
1
MCB 193
Advanced Research (Active)
3
NPB 139
Frontiers in Physiology (Active)
3
NPB 159
Frontiers in Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 169
Frontiers in Neurobiology (Active)
3
Total: 98-117

(College of Biological Sciences)

Biology Academic Success Center (BASC). 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. https://biology.ucdavis.edu/faculty

Departments of Evolution and Ecology; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; and Plant Biology

The Program. The Biological Sciences minor provides an opportunity for students in programs outside of the College of Biological Sciences to complement their studies with a concentration in biology. Student in the minor experience the breadth of biology by taking courses in five core areas: molecular biology/ biochemistry, animal biology, plant biology, microbiology and ecology/evolution.

Advisors 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://basc.ucdavis.edu/.

Biological Sciences
Units: 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 advisor.
 
(1) Cell and Molecular Biology:
3-4
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
BIS 105
Biomolecules and Metabolism (Active)
3
(2) Animal Biology:
2-5
ANT 151
Primate Evolution (Active)
4
APC 100
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
or
NPB 123
Comparative Vertebrate Organology (Active)
4
ENT 100
General Entomology (Active)
4
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
and
EVE 112L
Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (Active)
2
NEM 100
General Plant Nematology (Active)
4
NEM 110
Introduction to Nematology (Active)
2
NPB 100
Neurobiology (Active)
4
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
NPB 117
Avian Physiology (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
(3) Microbiology:
3-5
MIC 101
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
5
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 162
General Virology (Active)
4
PMI 128
Biology of Animal Viruses (Active)
3
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
or
PLP 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
(4) Plant Biology:
3-5
PLS 144
Trees and Forests (Active)
4
PLB 105
Developmental Plant Anatomy (Active)
5
PLB 111
Plant Physiology (Active)
3
PLB 112
Plant Growth and Development (Active)
3
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 126
Plant Biochemistry (Active)
3
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
or
PLP 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
PLS 141
Ethnobotany (Active)
4
PLS 171
Principles and Practices of Plant Propagation (Active)
4
(5) Evolution and Ecology:
3-5
ANT 151
Primate Evolution (Active)
4
ANT 152
Human Evolution (Active)
5
ANT154 (Nonexistent)
 
ENT 100
General Entomology (Active)
4
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
PLB 102
California Floristics (Active)
5
PLB 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
PLB 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
PLB 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
PLB 143
Evolution of Crop Plants (Active)
4
PLP 150
Fungal Ecology (Active)
3
WFC 151
Wildlife Ecology (Active)
4
Additional courses (if necessary) from above numbered groups to reach 18 units.
 
Total: 18
Courses in BIS:
BIS 002AIntroduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Essentials of life including sources and use of energy, information storage, responsiveness to natural selection and cellularity. Origin of life and influence of living things on the chemistry of the Earth. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 001A with a grade of C- or better. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
BIS 002BIntroduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to basic principles of ecology and evolutionary biology, focusing on the fundamental mechanisms that generate and maintain biological diversity across scales ranging from molecules and genes to global processes and patterns. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 001B with a grade of C- or better. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
BIS 002CIntroduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (5) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001B C- or better or BIS 002B C- or better. Introduction to organismal diversity, using the phylogenetic tree of life as an organizing theme. Lectures and laboratories cover methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, current knowledge of the tree of life, and the evolution of life's most important and interesting innovations. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 001C with a grade of C- or better. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
BIS 005Exploring Biological Sciences (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Enrollment limited to first year CBS students. Introduction to biology at UC Davis through discussions with faculty and speakers from industry and medicine. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
BIS 010Everyday Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Everyday biological concepts using contemporary readings for non-scientists. Key topics include: personal genomics; food and health; climate and evolution; brain biology and the law. Innovative projects apply biological concepts to current events. For students not specializing in biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 002A, or 002B, or 002C, or 010V or NEM 010V or equivalent. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
BIS 011Issues in the Life Sciences (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Enrollment limited to BUSP students. The range of subjects and approaches in the field of biology, including both basic and applied research topics. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
BIS 011LBasic Life Sciences Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Limited to Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) students. Basic laboratory skills in life sciences research, including microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
BIS 020QModeling in Biology (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B (can be concurrent). Introduction to the application of quantitative methods to biological problems. Students will use a mathematical software package to tackle problems drawn from all aspects of biology. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
BIS 023AGenome Hunters (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Extensive Problem Solving. Prerequisite(s): MAT 017A (can be concurrent) or MAT 021A (can be concurrent). Hands-on, project-based introduction to genome-centric biology with specific focus on quantitative elements of associated experimental approaches. Measurement error and error estimation, experimental design, data analysis, model generation and fitting, and model-guided hypothesis generation and testing. Course content covered through quarter-long interactive experiment to isolate an organism, quantitatively characterize its behavior, and sequence its genome. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
BIS 023BGenome Hunters (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Extensive Problem Solving. Prerequisite(s): BIS 023A; (MAT 017C (can be concurrent) or MAT 021C (can be concurrent)). Hands-on, project-based introduction to modern computational and bioinformatics analyses using genome sequence data generated in course 023A. Genome sequence assembly and alignment, genome annotation, and genetic correlates of behavior. Additional topics may include scientific and societal implications of the availability and usage of genome information and genome manipulation, and real-life applications of genome analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
BIS 027ALinear Algebra with Applications to Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 017C C- or better or MAT 021C C- or better or MAT 021CH C- or better. Introduction to linear algebra with biological, medical, and bioengineering applications. Matrix algebra, vector spaces, orthogonality, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, principal component analysis, singular value decomposition, and linear transformations. Computer labs cover mathematical and computational techniques for modeling biological systems. Only one unit of credit for students who have completed MAT 022A. (Same course as MAT 027A.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
BIS 027BDifferential Equations with Applications to Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 027A C- or better or (MAT 022A C- or better, (MAT 022AL C- or better or ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better)). Solutions of differential equations with biological, medical, and bioengineering applications. First and second order linear equations, phase plane analysis, nonlinear dynamics, Laplace transforms, and the diffusion equation. Computer labs cover mathematical and numerical techniques for modeling biological systems. Only one unit of credit for students who have completed MAT 022B. (Same course as MAT 027B.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
BIS 092Internship in Biological Sciences (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Restricted to lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Primarily for lower division students (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Restricted to lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 101Genes and Gene Expression (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A C- or better, BIS 002B C- or better); (CHE 008A or CHE 118A or CHE 128A); ((STA 013 or STA 013Y) or STA 100 or STA 102 or STA 130A); STA 100 preferred. Nucleic acid structure and function; gene expression and its regulation; replication; transcription and translation; transmission genetics; molecular evolution. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
BIS 101DGenes and Gene Expression Discussion (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Discussion and problem solving related to fundamental principles of classical and molecular genetics as presented in course 101. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
BIS 102Structure and Function of Biomolecules (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A or BIS 002A); (CHE 008B or CHE 118B or CHE 128B). Structure and function of macromolecules with emphasis on proteins, catalysis, enzyme kinetics, lipids, membranes, and proteins as machines. Only one unit of credit for students who have completed ABI 102 & 1.5 units of credit for students who have completed BIS 105. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
BIS 102QQuantitative Biomolecule Concepts (1) Active
Extensive Problem Solving—1 hour(s); Auto Tutorial. Prerequisite(s): BIS 102 (can be concurrent). Study of the quantitative concepts and mathematical models fundamental to biochemistry. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
BIS 103Bioenergetics and Metabolism (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 102. Fundamentals of the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature, including key reactions of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleotides, and of energy production and use in different types of organisms. Principles of metabolic regulation. 1.5 units of credit for students who have completed BIS 105; 1 unit of credit if students who have completed ABI 103. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
BIS 104Cell Biology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (BIS 102 or BIS 105). Membrane receptors and signal transduction; cell trafficking; cell cycle; cell growth and division; extracellular matrix and cell-cell junctions; cell development; immune system. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
BIS 105Biomolecules and Metabolism (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ((BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C)); (CHE 008B or CHE 118B or CHE 128B). Fundamentals of biochemical processes, with emphasis on protein structure and activity; energy metabolism; catabolism of sugars, amino acids, and lipids; and gluconeogenesis. 1.5 units of credit for students who have completed BIS 102 or BIS 103; no credit for students who have completed both BIS 102 and BIS 103; 1 unit of credit for students who have completed ABI 102 or ABI 103; no credit for students who have completed both ABI 102 and ABI 103. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
BIS 107Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications to Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 027A C- or better or MAT 027A C- or better) or (MAT 022A C- or better, (MAT 022AL C- or better or ENG 006 C- or better or EME 005 C- or better)). Introduction to probability theory and stochastic processes with biological, medical, and bioengineering applications. Combinatorics, discrete and continuous random variables, Bayes’ formula, conditional probability, Markov chains, Poisson processes, and Brownian motion. Computer labs cover mathematical and computational modeling techniques. Only 2 units of credit for students who have completed MAT 135A or STA 131A. (Same course as MAT 107.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
BIS 122Population Biology and Ecology (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); Residence at Bodega Marine Laboratory required. Biological and physical processes affecting plant and animal populations in the rich array of habitats at the Bodega Marine Laboratory ecological preserve. Emphasis on field experience, with complementing lectures to address population and community processes. (See Bodega Marine Laboratory Program) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
BIS 122PPopulation Biology and Ecology/Advanced Laboratory Topics (5) Active
Laboratory—12 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 122 (can be concurrent). Residence at Bodega Marine Laboratory required. Training in scientific research, from hypothesis testing to publication, including methods of library research. Research will be related to a topic covered in course 122. Final presentation both oral and written. See Bodega Marine Laboratory Program. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
BIS 123Undergraduate Colloquium in Marine Science (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Enrolled student at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Series of weekly seminars by recognized authorities in various disciplines of marine science from within and outside the UC system. Includes informal discussion with speaker.Course will be held at Bodega Marine Laboratory.(See above description for Bodega Marine Laboratory Program.) (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 124Coastal Marine Research (3) Review all entries Historical
Laboratory—6 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ESP 124 (can be concurrent), ESP 152 (can be concurrent), EVE 106 (can be concurrent), EVE 110 (can be concurrent), EVE 114 (can be concurrent)); Concurrent enrollment in at least one of the above listed courses; upper division standing or consent of instructor; residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab required. Student must complete the application at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. Independent research on topics related to the accompanying core Bodega Marine Laboratory summer courses. Students will select one instructor to be primary mentor, but integrative topics that draw on the expertise of several BML faculty members will be encouraged. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2006 Summer Session 1.
BIS 124Coastal Marine Research (6) Review all entries Active
Laboratory—12 hour(s); Fieldwork—12 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (EVE 114 (can be concurrent) or EVE 106 (can be concurrent) or ESP 152 (can be concurrent) or ESP 124 (can be concurrent)); Concurrent enrollment in one of the above listed courses required; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Student must complete the application at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. Independent research on topics related to an accompanying core Bodega Marine Laboratory summer course. Students will receive training in generating hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and scientific communication. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
BIS 132Introduction to Dynamic Models in Modern Biology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016C; (STA 013 or STA 013Y); Or equivalents and one lower division course in biology or equivalent. Dynamic modeling in the biological sciences, including matrix models, difference equations, differential equations, and complex dynamics. Examples include classic models in ecology, cell biology, physiology, and neuroscience. Emphasis on understanding models, their assumptions, and implications for modern biology. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
BIS 133Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016A; MAT 016B; MAT 016C; (BIS 001A or BIS 001B or BIS 001C or BIS 002A or BIS 002B or BIS 002C or BIS 010); and Consent of Instructor. Or equivalents. Interdisciplinary research and training that uses mathematics and computation to solve current problems in biology. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
BIS 134Systems Biology: From Biological Circuits to Biological Systems (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (MCB 121 or MCB 161 or PLB 113); (MAT 016A, MAT 016B, MAT 016C) or (MAT 017A, MAT 017B, MAT 017C); or Consent of Instructor. Applying systems theory to understand the properties of biological networks in a variety of model organisms. Emphasis on both local biological circuits, and genome-scale biological networks. Topics include network motifs, robustness, modeling, emergent properties and integration of networks. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2011 Winter Quarter.
BIS 180LGenomics Laboratory (5) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 181; BIS 183 (can be concurrent); MCB 182. Computational approaches to model and analyze biological information about genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes. Topics include genome assembly and annotation, mRNA and small RNA profiling, proteomics, protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions, network analysis, and comparative genomics. Computer programming experience not required. Students who have received credit for taking ECS 124 or BIT 150 will receive 3 units for completing course 180L. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
BIS 180LGenomics Laboratory (5) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 181 or BIS 183 or MCB 182; or Consent of Instructor. Computational approaches to model and analyze biological information about genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes. Topics include genome assembly and annotation, mRNA and small RNA profiling, proteomics, protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions, network analysis, and comparative genomics. Computer programming experience is not required. Students who have received credit for taking BIT 150 will receive three units for completing BIS 180L. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
BIS 181Comparative Genomics (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Comparison of genomes at the population and species level. Genomic techniques for mapping disease (and other) genes, reconstruction of evolutionary history and migration patterns, determination of gene function, prediction of organismal traits, and metagenomics: determination of community composition and function. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
BIS 181Comparative Genomics (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101 C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Comparison of genomes at the population and species level. Genomic techniques for mapping disease (and other) genes, reconstruction of evolutionary history and migration patterns, determination of gene function, prediction of organismal traits, and metagenomics: determination of community composition and function. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
BIS 183Functional Genomics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (BIS 102 or BIS 105 recommended.). Overview of genomic methodologies and key biological findings obtained using genome-wide analyses. RNA profiling, small RNAs, epigenomics, chromatin immunoprecipitation, protein-DNA interactions, proteomics and network analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
BIS 192Internship in Biological Sciences (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 194HResearch Honors (2) Active
Independent Study—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. Students majoring in Biological Sciences who have completed two quarters (3-5 units per quarter) of 199 and who qualify for the honors program as defined by the current catalog. Opportunity for Biological Sciences majors to pursue intensive research culminating in the writing of a senior thesis with the guidance of faculty advisors. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 195AScience Teaching Internship Program (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Internship—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing in a science major or consent of instructor. Major in science; junior or senior status (based on units); application and interview; class size limited to 24 students. Basic teaching techniques including lesson planning, classroom management, and presentation skills. Interns spend time in K-12 science classrooms working with a master teacher observing, assisting with labs and activities, managing students, and teaching lessons. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
BIS 195BScience Teaching Internship (1-5) Active
Internship—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 195A. Reinforcement of teaching techniques learned in 195A with additional classroom experience in K-12 science classrooms wirking with a master teacher observing, assisting with labs and activities, managing students and teaching lessons. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
BIS 197TTutoring in Biological Sciences (1-5) Active
Discussion—2-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Assisting the instructor by tutoring students in one of the Biological Sciences' regular courses. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
BIS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 199Special Study in Biological Sciences (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
BIS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. College of Biological Sciences staff members may offer group study courses under this number. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.