Pathway to a
B.A. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology Education

Las Positas College has partnered with CSU East Bay to develop a seamless academic transition for students who wish to pursue a teaching career in either Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology. Students complete core lower-division requirements at Las Positas, then transfer to CSU East Bay for upper division coursework. There are three degree options for Chemistry or Biology students:

  • B.A. Chemistry - Option in Chemistry Education
  • B.A. Biochemistry - Chemistry Teaching Option
  • B.A. Biology - Biology Teaching Option

The below advising sheets list all the necessary lower division courses that need to be taken at Las Positas College in order to be prepared to transfer and start upper division coursework at CSU East Bay. Advising sheets also have contact information for discipline specific faculty advisors at CSU East Bay.

General Transfer Information

To transfer as a Junior to CSU, East Bay you must:

  1. Complete GE areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a C (CR) or better.
  2. Complete an additional 18 units from CSU/GE areas A-E for a total of 30 GE units.
  3. Complete a total of 60 transferable units with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

GE areas B1 & B3-B5are satisfied in the major preparation outlined above

Teacher Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Subject matter competency, as demonstrated through a subject matter exam (CSET exam)
  3. CBEST exam
  4. Classoom field experience
  5. Constitution requirement

The BA degrees that students could complete at LPC and CSUEB would satisfy requirement 1 and would provide the necessary content to prepare for the subject matter test (CSET) to fulfill requirement 2.

Note: For specific details on requirements, please visit CSU East Bay Teacher Prep Requirements

CSUEB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Contact

Dr. Danika LeDuc

CSUEB Department of Biological Sciences Contact

Dr. Caron Inouye

CSU East Bay's website on the partnership between CSU East Bay and Las Positas College.


Chemistry Department

Michael Ansell

Adeliza Flores

Richard Grow

or contact:
Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety

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