B.S. Biological Science, Biomedical Laboratory Science Option

The Microbiology/Biomedical Laboratory Sciences option leading to a B.S. degree in Biological Science prepares students for further training after graduation in State approved hospital laboratories as required for State licensure of Medical Technologists. Traineeships are available to qualified graduates in laboratories throughout California. Trainee positions are highly competitive. This option is recommended for students contemplating work in public health, industrial microbiology, quality control, research, and graduate work in related fields.

Please consult the 2011-2012 online catalog for any changes that may occur.

  1. Physical Sciences and Mathematics Core (58 units)
    • CHEM 1101, 1102, 1103 General Chemistry (5, 5, 5)
    • CHEM 3301, 3302, 3303 Organic Chemistry (5, 5, 5)
    • CHEM 4411, 4412 General Biochemistry (4, 4)
    • MATH 1304 Calculus I (4)
    • STAT 3031 Statistical Methods in Biology (4)
    • PHYS 2701, 2702, 2703 Introductory Physics (4, 4, 4)
  2. Biological Sciences Core (31 units)
    • BIOL 1401 Molecular and Cellular Biology (5)
    • BIOL 1402 Plant Biology (5)
    • BIOL 1403 Animal Biology (5)
    • BIOL 3121 Principles of Genetics (5)
    • BIOL 3151 Principles of Animal Physiology (5)
    • BIOL 3405 Microbiology (6)
  3. Microbiology/Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Core (Minimum of 16 units from the list below)
    • BIOL 3430 Hematology (4)
    • BIOL 3441 Biomedical Parasitology (4)
    • BIOL 4142 Microbial Symbioses (4)
    • BIOL 4143 Molecular Microbiology (4)
    • BIOL 4340 Environmental Microbiology (4)
    • BIOL 4405 Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry (4)
    • BIOL 4413 Medical Microbiology (6)
    • BIOL 4430 Immunology (4)
    • BIOL 4435 Water Quality and Human Health (4)
    • BIOL 4441 Principles of Virology (4)

Total units 105

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