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Course Title Prerequisite Corequisite Units
       
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 30: Principles of Biology I Satisfactory completion of the EPT and ELM requirements Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/Lab 3 hours   4
BIOL 31: Principles of Biology II Biol 30 with a grade of "C" or better for Biology and Forensic Science majors. Instructor consent for all other majors. Satisfaction of EPT and ELM requirements. Must be majoring in Biology (all), Biomed Eng, Biochemistry, ENVS (all), Forensic Science (all), Nutritional Science, Meterology-CS, Kinesiology, Computer Science and Communicative Disorders. Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/lab 3 hours   4
BIOL 054: Human Understanding     3
BIOL 55: Biostatistics Biol 30 and 31 with a grade of C or better, satisfaction of the ELM, or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 065: Human Anatomy     4
BIOL 065O: Human Anatomy     4
BIOL 066: Human Physiology High school algebra. Recommended: Human Anatomy, Chemistry 30A.   5
BIOL 100W: Scientific Communication Workshop BIOL 30 and 31 (with grades of "C" or better); A3 or equivalent second semester composition course (with a grade of C- or better); Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing.   3
BIOL 101: Origins of Life Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing are prerequisites to all SJSU studies courses. Completion of, or co-registration in, 100W is strongly recommended.   3
BIOL 105: Principles of Developmental Biology BIOL 030 and BIOL 031 (with grade of "C" or better in each), or instructor consent; BIOL 115 with grade of "C" or better.   3
BIOL 106: Physiological Ecology BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor consent, CHEM 008 and/or CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B with a grade of "C-" or better, BIOL 100W, upper division standing.   3
BIOL 106L: Physiological Ecology Lab BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor consent, CHEM 008 and/or CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B with a grade of "C-" or better, BIOL 100W.  BIOL 106 1
BIOL 107: Immunology Micro 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 107L: Immunology Laboratory   BIOL 107 1
BIOL 109: Human Neuroanatomy and Physiology BIOL 65 or instructor consent   4
BIOL 110: Biodiversity and Biopolitics Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing are prerequisites to all SJSU studies courses. Completion of, or co-registration in, 100W is strongly recommended.   3
BIOL 113: Comparative Taxonomy BIOL 115 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 114: Functional Morphology BIOL 115 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 115: General Genetics BIOL 30 and BIOL 31 (with a grade of "C" or better in each), or instructor consent; 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 135 with a grade of "C" or better.   3
BIOL 116L: Genetics Laboratory BIOL 115 or MICR 127 with a grade of "C" or better.   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: Electronics, Data Acquisition & Analysis See PHYS 120A   3
BIOL 122: Bacterial Diversity See MICR 122   1
BIOL 122L: Bacterial Diversity Laboratory See MICR 122L   2
BIOL 123A: Bioinformatics I See CS 123A   3
BIOL 123B: Bioinformatics II See CS 123B   3
BIOL 124: Systems Physiology Biol 30, BIOL 31, BIOL 115; Phys 2A, 2B; Chem 112A, 112B; All courses with a "C or better". BIOL 125 highly recommended 3
BIOL 125: Systems Physiology Laboratory Pre/co-requisite: BIOL 124 (with grade of C or better) or Instructor Consent   2
BIOL 129: Neuroscience See PSYC 129   3
BIOL 131: Endocrine Physiology Upper division organ systems physiology (e.g., BIOL 124) with C- or better, or Instructor Consent.   3
BIOL 134: Vertebrate Histology BIOL 30, BIOL 31 and BIOL 124 or instructor consent.   4
BIOL 135A: Eukaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology I Biol 30-31, Biol 115, Chem 112A-B, all with a C or better.   3
BIOL 135B: Eukaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology II BIOL 135A, Biol 100W, both with a grade of C or better.   3
BIOL 135L: Molecular Cell Biology Lab   BIOL 135 2
BIOL 136: Vertebrate Neurophysiology BIOL 124 with a C- or better or instructor consent   3
BIOL 137: Introduction to Principles of Toxicology BIOL 030, BIOL 031, BIOL 124, and CHEM 112B with a grade of C- or better, or instructor consent   3
BIOL 141: Human Factors in the Aviation Environment Sophomore or Upper division standing.   3
BIOL 142: Paleontology See GEOL 142   4
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 30 and BIOL 31 with a grade of "C" or better, satisfaction of ELM or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 156: Ecological Sampling Design and Analyses BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 160: Ecology BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better; Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a "C or better" (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing are prerequisites to all SJSU studies courses. Completion of, or co-registration in, 100W is strongly recommended.  Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 55 or BIOL 156 or equivalent biostatistics course; or instructor consent.   4
BIOL 163: Conservation Biology BIOL 113 or BIOL 114 (with grade of "C" or better) or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 164: Ecological Field Methods  BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 165: Advanced Human Anatomy BIOL 30, BIOL 31 and BIOL 124 and senior or graduate standing or instructor consent.   4
BIOL 167: Cardiorespiratory Physiology Biol 124 with a C- or better or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 168: Reproductive Physiology BIOL 124 with C- or better or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 172: Ecology of Inland and Estuarine Waters BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.   4
BIOL 180: Individual Studies Majors only. Not available to Open University Students.   .5-4
BIOL 181: Introduction to Health Care Instructor consent. Not available to Open University Students   1-3
BIOL 182: Tutor Assistant in Biology Sophomore or Upper division standing, instructor consent and appropriate academic background. Not available to Open University Students.   1-2
BIOL 184: Directed Reading Instructor consent. Not available to Open University Students.   1-4
BIOL 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent. Not available to Open University Students.   2-4
BIOL 190: Field Studies in Biology Instructor consent. Not available to Open University Students.   1-4
BIOL 193: Microbiological Techniques Upper division standing; lower division biology or instructor consent.   1
BIOL 201: Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences     0.5
BIOL 202: Graduate Studies in Biology Instructor consent   3
BIOL 202T: Professional Master's Studies in Biotechnology Admission into Master of Biotechnology program.   2
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 Business II BIOL 202TC or instructor consent   2
BIOL 203: Biology Teaching Forum Graduate standing or instructor consent   3
BIOL 205: Advanced Molecular Techniques BIOL 135L or instructor consent   4
BIOL 205T: Advanced Molecular Technique for Biotechnology Biol 135L and admission into the Master of Biotechnology program.   4
BIOL 210: Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Activation BIOL 135   2
BIOL 215: Seminar in Advanced Genetics     3
BIOL 218: Evolution BIOL 115 and instructor consent   3
BIOL 220: Science Communication Pre/Co-requisite: BIOL 202   3
BIOL 221: Bioinformatics   BIOL 121 1
BIOL 227: Advanced Physiology/Pharmacology Laboratory BIOL 124 and BIOL 125 (or equivalent) and instructor consent   3
BIOL 227T: Principles of Pharmacology BIOL 030 or equivalent; Physiology recommended   3
BIOL 229T: Biotechnology Instrumentation Enrollment in the Master of Biotechnology program   3
BIOL 230: Comparative Animal Physiology  An upper division course in physiology or instructor consent.   3
BIOL 233: Immunological Techniques Upper division microbiology or cell biology, or organic chemistry and instructor consent   3
BIOL 242: Advanced Paleontology See GEOL 242   4
BIOL 255: Seminar in Advanced Biology Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 255E: Advanced Topics: Ecology and Evolution Graduate standing or Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 255L: Advanced Biology Laboratory Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 255M: Advanced Topics: Molecular and Microbiology Instructor consent   1-4
BIOL 255P: Seminar in Advanced Biology: Physiology Graduate standing or instructor consent   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. Not available to Open University Students.   1-3
BIOL 280T: Internship in the Biotechnology Industry Admission to the Master of Biotechnology program.   2
BIOL 281T: Individual Studies in Biotechnology See SCI 281T   1-4
BIOL 283T: Topics in Biotech Regulatory Affairs See SCI 283T   3
BIOL 284: Tutorial Graduate standing in MA program and instructor consent. Not available to Open University Students.   1-3
BIOL 285: Colloquium in Biological Sciences     1
BIOL 285T: Colloquium in Biotechnology Admission to the Master of Biotechnology program.   1
BIOL 291A: Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I Instructor consent.   3
BIOL 291B: Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics II: Human Genetic Diseases and Detection BIOL 291A or Instructor Consent.   3
BIOL 298: Research Instructor consent.  Not available to Open University Students   1-4
BIOL 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the Master of Science degree. Not available to Open University Students   1-4
BIOL 1290R: Thesis and Project Culmination

BIOL 298 or BIOL 299.  Note: No Degree Credit

 
       
BOT 104: Plant Taxonomy BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.    4
BOT 113: Comparative Taxonomy See BIOL 113   3
BOT 114: Functional Morphology See BIOL 114   3
BOT 160: Ecology See BIOL 160    4
BOT 165: Plant Communities of California BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.    4
BOT 180: Individual Studies Majors only or instructor consent.   1-4
BOT 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent.   2-4
BOT 192: Int'l Program Studies     1-12
BOT 255: Advanced Botany Specialization in botany and instructor consent.   1-3
BOT 298: Research Instructor consent.   1-4
BOT 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree.   1-4
       
ENT 101: Insect Diversity BIOL 1A, BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better); CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B    4
ENT 106: Forensic Entomology BIOL 1A, BIOL 1B (with grade of "C" or better)    3
ENT 113: Comparative Taxonomy Instructor consent.    
ENT 114: Functional Morphology      
ENT 180: Individual Studies Instructor consent.   1-4
ENT 185: Seminar in Entomology      1
ENT 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent.   2-4
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.   1-4
ENT 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree.   1-4
       
MICR 020: General Bacteriology CHEM 1B, or CHEM 30A    5
MICR 101: General Microbiology BIOL 1A and 1B (with grade of "C" or better), CHEM 8 or CHEM 112A    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)   2
MICR 123: Food Microbiology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better)   1
MICR 123L: Food Microbiology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    2
MICR 127: Microbial Physiology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better). CHEM 135.    2
MICR 127L: Microbial Physiology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    2
MICR 140: Hematology MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better)    3
MICR 140L: Hematology Laboratory MICR 101 (with grade of "C" or better) MICR 140  2
MICR 141: Pathogenic Microbiology I MICR 101, BIOL 107 or BIOL 107S (with grade of "C" or better); organic chemistry    3
MICR 141L: Pathogenic Microbiology I - Laboratory BIOL 107, BIOL 107L and MICR 127 (with grade of "C" or better) MICR 141  3
MICR 142: Pathogenic Microbiology II MICR 141 (with grade of "C" or better)    3
MICR 142L: Pathogenic Microbiology II - Laboratory MICR 141 and MICR 141L (with grade of "C" or better); BIOL 107L MICR 142 3
MICR 166: Bacterial Genetics MICR 101 with a "C or better" or Instructor Consent   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.   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 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.   1-4
MICR 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the Master of Science degree and instructor consent.   1-4
MICR 1291: 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
       
ZOOL 113: Comparative Taxonomy See BIOL 113    3
ZOOL 114: Functional Morphology See BIOL 114   3
ZOOL 115: Invertebrate Zoology and Natural History Biol 113 or 114, or instructor consent.    4
ZOOL 116: Vertebrate Evolution and Natural History BIOL 113 or 114 with a grade of "C" or better, or instructor consent.    4
ZOOL 150: Fishery Conservation and Management BIOL 160 or BOT 160    3
ZOOL 160: Zoogeography BIOL 31 or equivalent or instructor consent.    3
ZOOL 180: Individual Studies Majors only or instructor consent.   1-4
ZOOL 186: Senior Thesis Instructor consent.   2-4
ZOOL 298: Research Instructor consent.   1-4
ZOOL 299: Master's Thesis or Project Admission to candidacy for the master's degree.   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 consent; MS 103 recommended.   4
MS 113: Marine Ichthyology College zoology (or equivalent) or instructor 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 213: Advanced Marine Ichthyology College zoology or equivalent or consent of instructor; MS 103 recommended.   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: Mixing, Estaurine and Sediment Transport Graduate standing; MS 142 and college physics strongly recommended, or instructor consent.   4
MS 263: Data Analysis in Marine Science 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 Science Graduate standing and instructor consent.   1-4
MS 299: Master's Thesis Classified graduate standing, advancement to candidacy.   1-4
MS 1290R: Thesis Continuation Outstanding RP grade in a preceding semester in MS 299.   1