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School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Natural Science / Engineering Courses

These requirements below apply to students with a catalog year 2011-2012 through 2017-2018. Students with a catalog year of 2010-2011 or earlier should consult Audit or their advisor for their appropriate GE requirements. Students with a catalog year of 2018-2019 or later may find their GE requirements on their Audit and their catalog.

Natural Sciences / Engineering Introductory Courses with Laboratory, Field or Studio

  • ANTH 005: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (If completed Fall 2009 & Later) *
  • BIO 001: Contemporary Biology (If completed prior to Fall 2016) ^
  • BIO 001 & BIO 001L: Contemporary Biology (If completed prior to Fall 2016) ** ^
  • BIO 003: Molecular Basis of Health & Disease (If completed prior to Fall 2011) **
  • BIO 005: Biology Today (If completed prior to Fall 2012)
  • BIO 034: Introduction to Marine Science
  • BIO 043: Biodiversity and Conservation
  • CHEM 002: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 008: Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 010: General Chemistry II
  • ENVE 010: Environment in Crisis
  • ESS 001: Introduction to Earth Systems Science (If completed prior to Fall 2011)
  • ESS 020: Fundamentals of Geology
  • ESS 034: Introduction to Marine Science
  • PHYS 008: Introductory Physics I

**Transfer Students: Please see an academic advisor to confirm that you have completed IGETC, UC Reciprocity, or TAG to fulfill these required areas.

* Anthropology majors are not eligible to use this course to fulfill this GE requirement.
^ Students may not complete both BIO 1 or BIO 1 & BIO 1L and BIO 5 for credit.
** This course may not also be used to fulfill the requirement of Natural Sciences / Engineering Introductory Course with or without Laboratory, Field or Studio.

Natural Sciences / Engineering Introductory Courses without Laboratory, Field or Studio

  • BIO 001: Contemporary Biology (If completed prior to Fall 2016) *
  • BIO 003: Molecular Basis of Health & Disease (If completed Fall 2011 & Later)
  • BIO 005: Biology Today
  • BIO 010: Genetics, Stem Cells and Development
  • BIO 047: Astrobiology
  • BIO 060: Nutrition
  • BIO 065: Natural History of Dinosaurs (If completed Spring 2016 & Later)
  • ENVE 030: Evaluating Sustainable Spaces
  • ESS 001: Introduction to Earth Systems Science (If completed Fall 2011 & Later)
  • ESS 002: Sustainability Science
  • ESS 010: Earth Resources
  • ESS 050: Ecosystems of California
  • ESS 065: Natural History of Dinosaurs (If completed Spring 2016 & Later)
  • PHYS 005: Energy and the Environment
  • PHYS 006: The Cosmos, Science & You

**Transfer Students: Please see an academic advisor to confirm that you have completed IGETC, UC Reciprocity, or TAG to fulfill these required areas.

* This course may not also be used to fulfill the requirement of Natural Sciences / Engineering Introductory Course with Laboratory, Field or Studio.