Biological Sciences B.S. Degree
The Bachelor’s of Science in Biology degree is specifically designed for students wishing to pursue careers in scientific research and/or medicine. This degree provides a rigorous and well-rounded background in the Biological Sciences, while at the same time meeting the exam and pre-requisite requirements necessary for research graduate schools and medical schools. In this major, students are highly encouraged to do research in order to gain the academic and personal skills necessary for these careers.
Upper Division Elective Requirements
Seven units in upper-division Biology courses, including at least one lab course.
Seminar / Research Requirements
Or two courses in
Minimum total units required for B.S. in Biological Sciences: 81 - 82.
Plus 34 units of the LACE General Education requirements. (NOTE: B.S. degrees do NOT have a LACE Language requirement, but some medical schools recommend a second language.) Overall, students must complete a total of 124 semester units, with at least 45 upper-division units, to fulfill all requirements for a B.S. degree at MSMU.
*BIO 195 fulfills the capstone requirement for Biology.