Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences

Curriculum

Requirements for the Major (130 units)
The program offers six tracks: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistance, and Life Sciences. The lower division requirements are the same in each tracks, there are differences in the upper division course requirements. Of the 130 units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences, the major requires 78 units, plus an additional 52 units of general education and other University requirements. During Freshman and Sophomore years, students have to take summer semester courses.
Successful completion of the major requires a minimum C (2.0) overall grade point average in all courses required for the major. At least 15 units of upper division course work that fulfills major requirements must be taken in residence (not to include courses graded CR/NC).


Lower Division Required Courses

HLS 130ABL 

General Biology w/Lab (*B) 

5,5

HLS 140ABL 

General Chemistry w/Lab (*B) 

5,5

HLS 200 

Leadership Seminar I (*F) 

1

HLS 210ABL 

Organic Chemistry w/Lab 

4,4

MTH 130 

Pre-Calculus (*B) 

3

MTH 230 

Calculus I 

3

MTH 231 

Calculus II 

3

PHY 250L 

General Physics I w/Lab 

4

PHY 251L 

General Physics II w/Lab

 4

PSY 141 

General Psychology (*D) 

3

SOC 141 

Sociology (*D) 

3

ENG 111 

 

English Composition (*A) 

3

COM 111 

Public Speaking (*A) 

3

CPU 125 

Intro to Computers (*B) 

3

PHE 250 

Community Health Issues (*E) 

1

COM 231 

Spanish for Healthcare

 

 

Professionals (*E) 

3


Upper Division Required Courses

HLS 300L 

Biochemistry w/Lab

 4

HLS 302L 

Cell Biology w/Lab

3

HLS 310ABL 

Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab (*B)

4,4

HLS 320L 

General Microbiology 4

 

HLS 400 

Leadership Seminar II (*F)

 1

HLS 401 

Pharmacology 

3

HLS 402L 

Molecular Biology w/Lab 

3

HLS 405L 

Immunology w/Lab 

3

HLS 410 

Human Genetics

3

HLS 435 

Neurobiology 

3

HLS 444 

Clinical Immunology and Hematology 

3

HLS 450 

Ethical Issues in Research (*F)

1

HLS 490 

Senior Seminar 

1

HLS 495AB 

Capstone-MCAT 

2,2

PHE 450 

Senior Health Seminar and
Capstone (*E) 

1

PHE 451 

Research Methods/Stats 

3

PSY 351 

Human Development 

3


Other General Education Requirements

ATH 142 

Cultural Anthropology (*D) 

3

ART 131 

Health and Creative Arts (*C)

3

COM 234 

Medical Spanish II (*E) 

1

HIS 141 

US History (*D) 

3

HUM 231 

Intro to Humanities I (*C) 

3

HUM 232 

Intro to Humanities II (*C) 

3

LOG 100 

Principles of Logic (*A) 

3

POL 141 

US Government (*D) 

3

(*A) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category A

(*B) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category B

 (*C) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category C

(*D) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category D

 (*E) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category E

(*F) Fulfills University GE requirements