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Course Title Prerequisite Corequisite Units
       
BIOL 001A: Foundations of Biodiversity Satisfaction of the EPT and the ELM requirement CHEM 001A, ENGL 001A 5
BIOL 001B: Foundations of Cell Biology & Physiology BIOL 001A and CHEM 001A (with a grades of "C" or better), ENGL 001A BIOL 6, CHEM 001B, ENGL 001B 5
BIOL 004: The Profession of Biology Satisfaction of the ELM requirement.   0.5
BIOL 005: Computer Literacy in Biology Satisfaction of the ELM requirement.   3
BIOL 006: Biological Safety BIOL 001A   1
BIOL 010: The Living World     3
BIOL 020: Ecological Biology     3
BIOL 021: Human Biology     3
BIOL 023: Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists High school chemistry and biology; CS 46A and CS 46B   3
BIOL 054: Human Understanding     3
BIOL 065: Human Anatomy     4
BIOL 066: Human Physiology High school algebra. Recommended: Human Anatomy, Chemistry 30A.   5
BIOL 100W: Scientific Communication Workshop BIOL 001A, BIOL 001B (with grades of "C" or better); ENGL 001B (with a grade of "C" or better); completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. BIOL 005 is recommended but not required.   3
BIOL 101: Origins of Life Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.   3
BIOL 105: Principles of Developmental Biology BIOL 1A and BIOL 1B (with grades of "C" or better); BIOL 115   3
BIOL 106: Physiological Ecology BIOL 001B and BIOL 005 (with a grade of "C" or better), CHEM 008 and/or CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B (with a grade of "C-" or better), BIOL111 recommended   3
BIOL 106L: Physiological Ecology Lab BIOL 001B and BIOL 005 with a grade of "C" or better, CHEM 008 and/or CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B with a grade of "C-" or better   1
BIOL 107: Immunology BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B, organic chemistry, MICRO 101, all with a grade of ¿C¿ or better   3
BIOL 107L: Immunology Laboratory BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B, organic chemistry, MICRO 101, all with a grade of "C-" or better BIOL 6 and BIOL 107 1
BIOL 108: Biotechnology in the Twenty-First Century     3
BIOL 109: Human Neuroanatomy and Physiology BIOL 54 or BIOL 65   4
BIOL 110: Biodiversity and Biopolitics Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.   3
BIOL 111: Biology Teacher Enhancement Teacher credential and/or instructor consent   1-3
BIOL 112: Hazardous Waste Junior standing, two semesters chemistry and biological science or instructor consent   3
BIOL 113: Comparative Taxonomy BIOL 001B and BIOL 005 with a grade of "C" or better   3
BIOL 115: General Genetics  BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B (with grade of "C" or better in each); CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B (with a grade of "C-" or better in each)   4
BIOL 116: Molecular Genetics  BIOL 115 or MICR 127 (with a grade of "C" or better); CHEM 112B and CHEM 135 BIOL 6 3
BIOL 116L: Genetics Laboratory   BIOL 6 3
BIOL 117: Human Genetics BIOL 115 (with a grade of "C" or better)   3
BIOL 118: Evolutionary Genetics BIOL 115   3
BIOL 119: Neurogenetics BIOL 115 (with a grade of "C" or better)   2
BIOL 120A: Laboratory Electronics for Scientists I PHYS 002B, PHYS 071, or PHYS 051   3
BIOL 120I: Laboratory Electronics for Scientists II: Instrumentation PHYS 120A; CS 049   3
BIOL 121: Introduction to Bioinformatics BIOL 116 or CHEM 130A or CHEM 135 or CHEM 136   3
BIOL 122: Bacterial Diversity MICR 101   1
BIOL 122L: Bacterial Diversity Laboratory MICR 101 BIOL 6 2
BIOL 123A: Bioinformatics I CS 23, and BIOL 115 or CHEM 130A; or CS 46B and a molecular biology course   3
BIOL 123B: Bioinformatics II CS 123A   3
BIOL 124: Mammalian Physiology CHEM 8 or CHEM 112B, PHYS 2B and BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better). BIOL 001A and 001B with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 112A, CHEM 112B, CHEM 113A; PHYS 002A, PHYS 002B BIOL 125 highly recommended 3
BIOL 125: Systems Physiology Laboratory   BIOL 6, BIOL 124 2
BIOL 126: Vertebrate Physiology Lab   BIOL 6, BIOL 124 1
BIOL 129: Neuroscience Either PSYC 030 and 3 units of biology, or 9 units of biology   3
BIOL 131: Endocrine Physiology Upper division organ systems physiology, e.g., BIOL 124   3
BIOL 134: Vertebrate Histology BIOL 001A, BIOL 001B BIOL 6 4
BIOL 135: Molecular Cell Biology BIOL 115 (with grade of "C" or better); CHEM 8 or both CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B; PHYS 2A and PHYS 2B; BIOL 100W (with grade of "C" or better)   3
BIOL 135L: Molecular Cell Biology Lab   BIOL 6, BIOL 135 2
BIOL 136: Vertebrate Neurophysiology BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B with a grade of "C" or better, organic chemistry and an upper division physiology course (BIOL 124 or BIOL 177) or Molecular Biology (BIOL 135) or instructor consent BIOL 124 3
BIOL 137: Introduction to Principles of Toxicology BIOL 001A, BIOL 001B (with grade of "C" or better). Not required but highly recommended: Systems Physiology   3
BIOL 141: Human Factors in the Aviation Environment Upper division standing   3
BIOL 142: Paleontology GEOL 003, GEOL 004L, and GEOL 007.   4
BIOL 144: Culminating Experience for Biological Science Seniors Open only to graduating seniors (students with no more than two semesters to graduate, including the one in which they take Biology 144) in Biological Sciences.   0.5
BIOL 145: Advanced Undergraduate Biology Seminar Completion of nine (9) units of upper division majors' coursework. Instructor consent.   1-3
BIOL 145L: Advanced Undergraduate Biology Lab Completion of nine (9) units of upper division majors' coursework. Instructor consent.   1-2
BIOL 150: Field Studies in Natural History     1-2
BIOL 155: Hypothesis Testing BIOL 5 (with grade of "C" or better) and satisfaction of ELM   3
BIOL 156: Pattern Recognition and Analysis BIOL 5 (with grade of "C" or better) and satisfaction of ELM BIOL 6 3
BIOL 160: Ecology BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B with a grade of "C" or better; BIOL 155 or BIOL 156 or equivalent biostatistics course BIOL 6 4
BIOL 163: Conservation Biology and Management BIOL 160 or BOT 160 (with grade of "C" or better)   3
BIOL 164: Conservation and Management Techniques   BIOL 6 3
BIOL 165: Advanced Human Anatomy BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B and senior or graduate standing BIOL 6 4
BIOL 172: Ecology of Inland and Estuarine Waters One year of chemistry and biology core (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6 4
BIOL 180: Individual Studies Majors only BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 181: Introduction to Health Care Instructor consent   1-2
BIOL 182: Tutor Assistant in Biology Upper division standing, instructor consent and appropriate academic background   1-2
BIOL 184: Directed Reading Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent BIOL 6 2-4
BIOL 190: Field Studies in Biology Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 193: Microbiological Techniques Upper division standing; lower division biology or instructor consent BIOL 6 1
BIOL 201: Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences     0.5
BIOL 202: Graduate Studies in Biology Instructor consent   3
BIOL 202TA: Biotech Seminar: Biotech Products Enrollment in the Master of Biotechnology Program.   3
BIOL 202TB: Biotech Seminar: Drug Development Process Enrollment in the Master of Biotechnology Program.   3
BIOL 202TC: Biotech Seminar: Biotech Business I Enrollment in the Master of Biotechnology Program.   2
BIOL 202TD: Biotech Seminar: Biotech Buisness II BIOL 202TC or instructor consent   2
BIOL 205: Advanced Molecular Techniques BIOL 135L or instructor consent BIOL 6 4
BIOL 210: Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Activation BIOL 135   2
BIOL 215: Seminar in Advanced Genetics     2
BIOL 218: Evolution BIOL 115 and instructor consent   3
BIOL 221: Bioinformatics   BIOL 6 1
BIOL 223: Radiation Biology BIOL 1B, PHYS 2B or instructor consent   3
BIOL 227: Advanced Physiology/Pharmacology Laboratory BIOL 124 and BIOL 125 (or equivalent) and instructor consent BIOL 6 3
BIOL 227T: Principles of Pharmacology BIOL 001B or equivalent; Physiology recommended   3
BIOL 229T: Biotechnology Instrumentation Enrollment in the Master of Biotechnology program   3
BIOL 230: Comparative Animal Physiology   BIOL 6 3
BIOL 233: Immunological Techniques Upper division microbiology or cell biology, or organic chemistry and instructor consent BIOL 6 3
BIOL 234: Cellular Ultrastructure Instructor consent. BIOL 1B, PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B BIOL 6 4
BIOL 240: Scanning Electron Microscopy in Biology Instructor consent BIOL 6 4
BIOL 242: Advanced Paleontology Suitable background in geology or evolutionary biology   3
BIOL 255: Seminar in Advanced Biology Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 255E: Seminar in Advanced Biology: Organismal Biology Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 255L: Advanced Biology Laboratory Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 255M: Seminar in Advanced Biology: Molecular and Microbiology Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 255P: Seminar in Advanced Biology: Physiology Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 256: Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis Upper division statistics course; graduate standing   3
BIOL 280: Individual Studies Graduate standing and instructor consent   1-3
BIOL 281T: Individual Studies in Biotechnology Admission to the Master of Biotechnology program; instructor consent and Program Director   1-4
BIOL 283T: Topics in Biotech Regulatory Affairs Admission to the Master of Biotechnology program and consent of the Program director   3
BIOL 284: Tutorial Graduate standing in MA program and instructor consent   1-3
BIOL 285: Colloquium in Biological Sciences     1
BIOL 298: Research Instructor consent BIOL 6 1-4
BIOL 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the Master of Science degree BIOL 6 1-4
       
BOT 102: Plant Physiology BIOL 1A and BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better), BIOL 100W, (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 115, CHEM 8, CHEM 9 or CHEM 112A BIOL 6  4
BOT 103: Plant Anatomy BIOL 1A and BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better), BIOL 100W BIOL 6  4
BOT 104: Plant Taxonomy BIOL 001A with a grade of "C" or better BIOL 6  4
BOT 105: Plant Morphology BIOL 1A (with grade of "C" or better)    4
BOT 160: Ecology BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B with a grade of "C" or better; BIOL 155 or BIOL 156 or equivalent biostatistics course BIOL 6  4
BOT 165: Plant Communities of California BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B (with a grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6  4
BOT 180: Individual Studies Majors only or instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
BOT 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent. BIOL 6 2-4
BOT 255: Advanced Botany Specialization in botany and instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-3
BOT 298: Research Instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
BOT 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree. BIOL 6 1-4
    BIOL 6  
ENT 101: Insect Diversity BIOL 001A, BIOL 001B (with a grade of "C" or better); CHEM 001A, CHEM 001B BIOL 6  4
ENT 103: Insect Systematics ENT 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    2
ENT 104: Taxonomy of Immature Insects ENT 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    2
ENT 106: Forensic Entomology BIOL 1A, BIOL 1B (with grades of "C" or better)    3
ENT 108: Agricultural Entomology ENT 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    3
ENT 150: Biological Control  ENT 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    3
ENT 180: Individual Studies Instructor consent.    1-4
ENT 185: Seminar in Entomology      1
ENT 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent.   2-4
ENT 255: Advanced Entomology Specialization in entomology and instructor consent.   1-3
ENT 281: Advanced Laboratory Skills in Entomology MA graduate standing.   3
ENT 282: Entomology Internship Graduate standing.   3
ENT 283: Directed Readings in Entomology MA graduate standing.   2
ENT 298: Research Instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
ENT 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree. BIOL 6 1-4
       
MICR 020: General Bacteriology CHEM 1B, or CHEM 30A    5
MICR 101: General Microbiology BIOL 1A and 1B with a grade of "C" or better, CHEM 8 or CHEM 112A BIOL 6  4
MICR 122: Bacterial Diversity MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better)   1
MICR 122L: Bacterial Diversity Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6 2
MICR 123: Food Microbiology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6 1
MICR 123L: Food Microbiology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6  2
MICR 127: Microbial Physiology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better). CHEM 135. BIOL 6  2
MICR 127L: Microbial Physiology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6  2
MICR 140: Hematology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6  2
MICR 140L: Hematology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) BIOL 6, MICR 140  2
MICR 141: Pathogenic Microbiology I MICR 101, BIOL 107 or BIOL 107S (with grades of "C" or better); organic chemistry BIOL 6  3
MICR 141L: Pathogenic Microbiology I - Laboratory BIOL 107, BIOL 107L and MICR 127 (with grades of "C" or better) BIOL 6, MICR 141  3
MICR 142: Pathogenic Microbiology II MICR 141 (with grade of "C" or better). BIOL 6  3
MICR 142L: Pathogenic Microbiology II - Laboratory MICR 141 and MICR 141L (with grades of "C" or better); BIOL 107L BIOL 6, MICR 142  3
MICR 170: General Virology BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better) and organic chemistry.    3
MICR 180: Individual Studies Majors only or instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
MICR 184: Directed Reading Instructor consent.   1-4
MICR 250: Topics in Advanced Microbiology Instructor consent.   1-3
MICR 270: Advanced Virology Instructor consent.    3
MICR 291: Field Work in Clinical Laboratory Science Baccalaureate degree in a biological science, valid license as a CLS Trainee, admission into the CLS Traineeship, and instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in MICR 292.  12
MICR 291A: Advanced Hematology      4
MICR 291B: Advanced Pathophysiology      4
MICR 291C: Advanced Human Immunology      4
MICR 291D: Advanced Medical Microbiology      4
MICR 291E: Advanced Immunohematology      4
MICR 291F: Molecular Based Diagnostic Techniques      4
MICR 291G: Clinical Laboratory Management      4
MICR 292: Topics and Demonstrations in Clinical Laboratory Science Baccalaureate degree in a biological science, valid license as a CLS Trainee, admission into the CLS Traineeship, and instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in MICR 291.  3
MICR 298: Research Instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
MICR 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the Master of Science degree and instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
       
ZOOL 113: Comparative Taxonomy BIOL 001B and BIOL 005 with a grade of "C" or better.    3
ZOOL 115: Invertebrate Zoology and Natural History BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B (with grades of "C" or better)    4
ZOOL 116: Vertebrate Evolution and Natural History BIOL 001A and BIOL 001B (with grades of "C" or better) BIOL 6  4
ZOOL 150: Fishery Conservation and Management BIOL 160 or BOT 160 BIOL 6  3
ZOOL 160: Zoogeography BIOL 1A (with grade of "C" or better) or upper division standing and instructor consent.    3
ZOOL 170: Ichthyology ZOOL 116    3
ZOOL 171: Herpetology ZOOL 116    3
ZOOL 172: Ornithology ZOOL 116    3
ZOOL 173: Mammalogy ZOOL 116    3
ZOOL 180: Individual Studies Majors only or instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
ZOOL 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent. BIOL 6 2-4
ZOOL 298: Research Instructor consent. BIOL 6 1-4
ZOOL 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree. BIOL 6 1-4
       
MS 103: Marine Ecology Ecology, statistics (or concurrent registration in MS 104), or instructor consent   4
MS 104: Quantitative Marine Science College mathematics   4
MS 105: Marine Science Diving Certified SCUBA diver (or equivalency as determined by instructor), upper division science major status, thorough physical examination, ability to pass swimming test   3
MS 112: Marine Birds and Mammals Upper division college vertebrate zoology, instructor's consent; MS 103 recommended   4
MS 113: Marine Ichthyology College zoology (or equivalent) or instructor's consent. MS 103 recommended.   4
MS 124: Marine Invertebrate Zoology I College zoology or instructor consent; MS 103 recommended.   4
MS 125: Marine Invertebrate Zoology II College zoology or instructor consent; MS 103 and MS 124 recommended.   3
MS 131: Marine Botany MS 103 recommended, or instructor consent.   4
MS 135: Physiological Ecology of Marine Algae MS 103, 131, 144 or instructor consent.   4
MS 141: Geological Oceanography Instructor consent.   4
MS 142: Physical Oceanography College algebra, college physics recommended, or instructor consent.   4
MS 143: Chemical Oceanography One year of college chemistry.   4
MS 144: Biological Oceanography General biology, general chemistry, or instructor consent.   4
MS 175A: Topics in Marine Sciences (Lecture) Instructor consent.   1-4
MS 175B: Topics in Marine Sciences (Lab) Instructor consent.   1-4
MS 175C: Topics in Marine Sciences (Lecture and/or Lab) Instructor consent.   1-4
MS 180: Independent Studies Instructor consent.   1-4
MS 201: Library Research Methods in Marine Science Graduate standing, instructor consent.   1
MS 202: Oceanographic Instrumentation Graduate standing; MS 141, MS 142 and instructor consent.   4
MS 204: Sampling and Experimental Design Graduate standing; MS 103 and MS 104.   4
MS 206: Molecular Biological Techniques Graduate standing; college level genetics, molecular biology, or instructor consent.   4
MS 208: Scientific Methods Graduate standing; instructor consent and approved thesis proposal.   4
MS 211: Ecology of Marine turtles, Birds, and Mammals Graduate standing; MS 103, MS 104 and MS 112 and instructor consent.   4
MS 212: Advanced Topics in Marine Vertebrates Graduate standing; MS 112 or MS 113 and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 221: Advanced Topics in Marine Invertebrates MS 124 and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 231: Biology of Seaweeds Graduate standing; MS 131 or instructor consent.   4
MS 233: Advanced Topics in Marine Ecology Graduate standing; MS 103 and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 234: Advanced Biological Oceanography Graduate standing; MS 144 or instructor consent.   4
MS 242: Plate Tectonics Graduate standing; MS 141 or instructor consent.   3
MS 246: Geology of the Monterey Bay Region Graduate standing; instructor consent.   4
MS 248: Marine Benthic Habitat Techniques Graduate standing; MS 141 or instructor consent.   4
MS 251: Marine Geochemistry Graduate standing; MS 143, quantitative analysis, one year of calculus or instructor consent.   4
MS 261: Ocean Circulation and Mixing Graduate standing; MS 142 and college physics strongly recommended, or instructor consent.   4
MS 263: Data Analysis Techniques in Oceanography Graduate standing; MS 104, college math and instructor consent.   4
MS 271: Population Biology Graduate standing; MS 103, MS 104 or instructor consent.   3
MS 272: Subtidal Ecology Graduate standing; MS 103; MLML diver certification and marine ecology.   4
MS 273: Marine Environmental Studies of the Gulf of California Graduate standing; instructor consent.   4
MS 274: Advanced Topics in Oceanography Graduate standing and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 280: Scientific Writing Graduate standing and instructor consent.   3
MS 281: Coastal Dynamics Graduate standing and MS 142 or MS 141.   4
MS 285: Graduate Seminar in Marine Science Graduate standing and instructor consent.   2
MS 298: Research in the Marine Services Graduate standing and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 299: Master's Thesis     1-4