Orientation Advisement Information
The following documents were created to provide new students with detailed information and advice on the university, general education, and major requirements. They are intended for biology majors, microbiology majors, and natural science majors with a biology option. These documents are for informational purposes only. You should still see a faculty member for academic advisement. You can make an appointment with any of the full-time faculty members through the Biological Sciences Department Office in person or over the phone.
Information for Freshman
If you have just graduated high school and are entering Cal State LA as freshman, then refer to the Freshman Orientation Information document provided below.
|Freshman Orientation Information|
Information for Transfer Students
If you are transfering to Cal State LA from a California Community College, another CSU campus, a UC campus, or any institution of higher education, then refer to the Transfer Student Orientation Information document provided below.
|Transfer Student Orientation Information|
Starting with the Fall 2011 catalog, the required courses for Biology majors are MATH 204 (Applied Calculus I) and MATH 205 (Applied Calculus II). Microbiology majors are required to take MATH 204 (Applied Calculus I). The prerequisites for MATH 204 are MATH 104A (Precalculus: Algebra) and MATH 105 (Introduction to Mathematical Models in Biology). Refer to the page on mathematics requirements for life science majors (math menu link at the top of this page) for more information.
Quantitative Resources for the Life Sciences
The Cal State LA Center for Interdisciplinary Quantitative Analysis (CINQA) has collected links to a variety quantitative resources for students in the life sciences. This page provides links to information on graphs and tables, laboratory skills, genetics, ecology, statistics, bioinformatics, and phylogenetics.