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Biological Sciences

Pre-Professional Pathway

Las Positas College students who plan to go professional schools (medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry) can complete their biological sciences prerequisites typically by taking our core sequence of Biology Majors courses (Biology 1, Botany 1, and Zoology 1). Biology 31 is recommended, but not required, for Botany 1 and Zoology 1. Other typical lower-division requirements for these professions include chemistry, physics, and math, plus general education courses. Certain programs require other courses such as Microbiology 1.

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 the Transfer Center, and/or Counseling for the most up-to-date information.

Biology Major & 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 31: Introduction to College Biology
(Strongly recommended: Math 65 or 65B or 65Y and eligibility for English 1A or 52A.)
4
Botany 1: General Botany
(Prerequisite: Math 55 or 55B or 55Y or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process. Strongly recommended: Biology 31.)
5
Zoology 1: General Zoology
(Prerequisite: Math 55 or 55B or 55Y or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the mathematics assessment process. Strongly recommended: Biology 31.)
5
Biology 1: Cell Biology
(Prerequisite: Zoology 1 or Botany 1 [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

Jill Carbone
Biology Co-Coordinator
925.424.1308

Nan Ho
Biology Co-Coordinator
925.424.1344

Barbara Zingg
925.424.1387

Ann Hight
925.424.1307

Michal Shuldman
925.424.1000

Lisa Everett
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
925.424.1182

Meet Biology Faculty

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