Biology Minor

If you are interested in biology, this minor is very flexible, allowing you to take the courses that interest you and help you achieve your goals. Our faculty are personally invested in the students, and opportunities for students to be involved in research and student organizations are plenty. Studying biology is useful for multiple career fields including public health, research and development, business, environment, law and government, allied health, and medicine. Learn more about yourself and the world around you! 

Lower Division Requirements

BIO146 General Biology I with Lab

Topics covered include cell structure and function, genetics, reproduction and development of animal systems. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
05/04/2020 M 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219
BIO146-K
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-J
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-C
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-D
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-E
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-F
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-G
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-H
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-I
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO146-A
Koo, Bonjun
01/11/2021 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO146-B
Koo, Bonjun
01/11/2021 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO146-C
Koo, Bonjun
01/11/2021 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109

BIO148 General Biology II with Lab

Includes organismal biology of animals and plants, their behavior, ecology, evolution and adaptations. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Spring)

BIO148-B
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
08/24/2020 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
BIO148-A
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
08/24/2020 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
BIO148-A
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO148-B
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO148-C
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO148-D
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
BIO148-E
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-F
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO148-G
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124

CHE115 General Chemistry I

A study of inorganic chemical systems including properties of atoms, molecules and ions, composition of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, electronic structure of elements, chemical bonding and molecular geometry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture: 3 units. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-M
Schacht, Patrick C.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE115-I
Schacht, Patrick C.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 123
CHE115-E
Suzuki, Satoru
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 125
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 123

CHE115L General Chemistry I Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in General Chemistry I and introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 115. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

CHE115L-L
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 F 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 M 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 236
CHE115L-D
Haynes, Stacy E.
08/24/2020 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 T 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 236
CHE115L-H
Haynes, Stacy E.
08/24/2020 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 T 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-I
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-J
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-K
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 W 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-M
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 Th 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-N
Ketenbrink, Brittany
08/24/2020 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 235
CHE115L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-H
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/11/2021 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235

CHE125 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE 115 - General Chemistry I including the study of inorganic chemical systems including liquids and solids, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture (3 units). Prerequisite: CHE 115 and 115L. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125-A
Tsai, Jones
05/11/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Yeager Center B222
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 124
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 123

CHE125L General Chemistry II Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in CHE 125 - General Chemistry II and continue to introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments, and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115L. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 125. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
08/24/2020 F 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
08/24/2020 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-G
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 236
CHE125L-H
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-I
Suzuki, Satoru
01/11/2021 F 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 236
CHE125L-J
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 F 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
01/11/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-C
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/11/2021 T 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 236
CHE125L-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-E
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/11/2021 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-F
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/11/2021 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236

Upper Division Requirements

BIO305 Microbiology with Lab

A general survey of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria. The study includes morphologic characteristics, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics and taxonomy of bacteria; a general survey of viruses, fungi, protozoans and algae; and microbiology of food, water, soil and industry. Mechanisms of pathogenesis and control of microorganisms of human relevance will also be introduced. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: BIO 146 or 153. Recommended: High school chemistry or CHE 102. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
05/04/2020 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219
BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
05/04/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219
BIO305-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
08/24/2020 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-E
Park, Hyun-Woo
08/24/2020 W 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-C
Park, Hyun-Woo
08/24/2020 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
08/24/2020 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
08/24/2020 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
BIO305-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-C
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
BIO305-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124

Four (4) additional upper division units in biology with a lab or discussion

Three (3) additional upper division units in biology