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Pre-Professional Pathway

Important Announcement: All Biology courses have new rubrics and numbers starting in Fall 2015

Las Positas College students who plan to major in the Biological Sciences or go to professional schools (medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry) can complete lower-division course requirements for transfer to Biology programs at 4-year colleges or universities. Biology 30 is recommended, but not required, for Biology 1A and Biology 1B. Other typical lower-division requirements for these professions include chemistry, physics, and math, plus general education courses. Certain programs require other courses such as Biology 7C.

A typical pathway for students who plan go to professional school is shown below. You must consult your desired transfer institution or professional school, the Transfer Center, and/or Counseling for the most up-to-date information.

Biology Major and Pre-Professional Pathway

This pathway only shows required courses in Biology. Other typical requirements for transfer include chemistry, physics, and math. Please consult your transfer institution, the Transfer Center, and/or Counseling for the most up-to-date information.

Typical sequence for Pre-Professional Pathway

Courses Units
Biology 30: Introduction to College Biology
(Strongly recommended: Math 65 or 65B or 65Y and eligibility for English 1A or 52A.)
4
Botany 1A: General Botany
(Prerequisite: Math 55 or 55B or 55Y or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process. Strongly recommended: Biology 30.)
5
Zoology 1B: General Zoology
(Prerequisite: Math 55 or 55B or 55Y or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process. Strongly recommended: Biology 30.)
5
Biology 1C: Cell Biology
(Prerequisite: Bio 1A or Bio 1B [completed with a grade of 'C' or higher]. Strongly recommended: Chemistry 1B or concurrent enrollment; Physics 2A or concurrent enrollment, and eligibility for English 1A or 52A.
5

Biology Department

Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
925.424.1344
Email Dean's Office

Jill Carbone
Biology Coordinator
925.424.1308
jcarbone@laspositascollege.edu

Barbara Zingg
925.424.1387
bzingg@laspositascollege.edu

Ann Hight
925.424.1307
ahight@laspositascollege.edu

Michal Shuldman
925.424.1309
mshuldman@laspositascollege.edu

Darcy Ernst
925.424.1397
dernst@laspositascollege.edu

Segal Boaz
sboaz@laspositascollege.edu

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The primary goal of the Biology Club is to bring lovers of biology together. The Club is open to all students excited about making a difference, building friendships, serving the community, and exploring many opportunities for leadership and fun activities.

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