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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Biology, B.S. - Microbiology Subplan/Option: 180 units


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Offered by: College of Science, Biological Sciences Department

Biology Major


The Biology major with subplans in Botany, General Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology stresses a balance between the theoretical aspects of biology and actual experience in the field and laboratory. The variety of courses offered in a flexible curriculum provides an opportunity for a wide range of experience in biological sciences.

Microbiology Subplan


The offerings of this curriculum provide the student with a strong background in microbiology and hands-on laboratory training, as well as a preparation for graduate and professional schools in fields ranging from molecular to field biology. Completion of the core and specified upper division elective courses satisfies the prerequisites for acceptance into a one year Clinical Laboratory Scientist training program. The curriculum prepares prospective teachers for the secondary education credential. Graduate courses enable students to complete requirements for the community college credential. For those planning a career as a secondary school teacher a credential is required. Contact department office for additional information.

Required Support Courses: 67 units


The following major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.

Elective Support Courses: 17-18 units


Select 17 or 18 units from the following:

Note(s):


* Required course for the admission to CLS programs
** Recommended course for the admission to CLS programs
# Required course for chemistry minor (CHM 301/301A  or CHM 304/304A  or CHM 311 )

Courses not listed may be acceptable following consultation with advisor.

General Education Requirements: 68 units


Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

  Course Term Taken Grade
Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)
1. Oral Communication      
2. Written Communication      
3. Critical Thinking      
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
1. Physical Science      
2. Biological Science      
3. Laboratory Activity      
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning      
5. Science and Technology Synthesis      
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
1. Visual and Performing Arts      
2. Philosophy and Civilization      
3. Literature and Foreign Languages      
4. Humanities Synthesis      
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
    a. United States History
    b. Introduction to American Government
     
2. History, Economics, and Political Science      
3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies      
4. Social Science Synthesis      
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)      

For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 32 units


An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, D, and E available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Students must be exempt from or score at least 147 on the EPT to qualify for IGE.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
Freshman IGE 120 , IGE 121 , IGE 122   A2 as well as any 2 courses from C1-C3
Sophomore IGE 220 , IGE 221 , IGE 222   D1 (8 units) and D3
Junior IGE 223 , IGE 224   D2 and Area E

American Institutions: 8 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Area D1.

American Cultural Perspectives Requirement: 4 units


Refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement.  Course may also satisfy major, minor, GE, or unrestricted elective requirements.

Graduation Writing Test


All persons who receive undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly Pomona must pass the Graduation Writing Test (GWT).  The test must be taken by the quarter following completion of 120 units for undergraduates.

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