Recommended Sequence of Courses
Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Track (EEB) Major Pattern
First Year
We advise all prospective Biology majors to start their biology core course sequence in their first year.  At a minimum, complete BIO 1204 and BIO 1206 in the first year.  It is advised, but not required, that a student also start their General Chemistry sequence in year one.  However, if math skills require refreshing, then it is appropriate to focus on Calculus in the first year and postpone General Chemistry to the sophomore year. 
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
BIO 1204 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells OR BIO 1206 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems OR  
BIO 1206 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems BIO 1204 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells  
CHEM 1055 Chemistry I OR CHEM 1065 Chemistry II OR
 
 
MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics  

Sophomore Year
Initiate or continue taking the allied courses. 
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
BIO 2042 Biologists' Toolkit (1/2 credit) (or in Winter term) BIO 3314 Evolution 2000-level elective (BIO 2124 Field Botany, BIO-2144 Tropical Ecology, BIO 2164 Ornithology, BIO 2504 Entomology)
Complete CHEM/MATH* Complete CHEM/MATH*  
*Biology majors should complete all required allied courses by the end of the sophomore year.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
BIO 4144 Ecology BIO 3204 Animal Behavior 2000-level elective (BIO 2124 Field Botany, BIO-2144 Tropical Ecology, BIO 2164 Ornithology, BIO 2504 Entomology)
2000 or 3000-level BIO elective Science elective**  

Senior Year
In the senior year, the Biology major is expected to take Capstone in Biology.  Although Capstone is taught both Fall and Winter Term, meet with an advisor to determine which term is best for your schedule.
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
BIO 4432 Capstone in Biology (1/2 unit)
(or in Winter term)
Science elective**  
Science elective**    

** Three science electives may come from biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or mathematics
 
Biology majors wishing to declare a minor in secondary education (for teaching certification) are advised to consult the director of education program as soon as possible.