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Minor in Microbiology

This minor may not be combined with B.S. in Biology (all options), B.S. in Microbiology, B.S. in Marine Biology, or Minor in Biology. A minimum of 21 units is required for this minor.

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 212 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111B.
  • BIOL 311 General Microbiology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212; CHEM 111B, all with a grade of "C" or better. CHEM 111A and 111B are required if the courses are taken at CSULB.

These courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this minor: BIOL 101, 153, 153L, 200, 200L, 201, 205, 205L, 207, 208.

Take a minimum of nine units selected from the following courses: BIOL 320, 320L, 322, 325, 355, 355L, 371, 372, 415, 416, 429, 434, 471, 474. The nine units must include BIOL 320, 355, or 371 and at least 3 units must be from the 400 series.

These courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: BIOL 300, 301, 304, 305, 308, and NSCI 492.


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