Roadmaps to Graduation
Graduation Roadmaps are suggested academic plans designed to inform students about the sequence of courses needed to satisfy degree requirements. Choose the "Roadmap" that best fits your situation. However, we recognize that every student's situation is unique. Therefore, these documents should be used only as guides. 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.
Roadmaps for Freshman
The roadmaps below are designed for students who enter Cal State LA directly from high school as freshman. The four-year plans have the most units per quarter and are best suited for individuals who are devoting full-time to their studies. The five-year plans have a moderate number of units per quarter and are best suited for students who are working part-time (less than 20 hours per week). The working-student plans have the least number of units per quarter and are best suited for students who are working full-time (more than 20 hours per week). The provisional plans are for students who must take remedial courses in mathematics and English. These roadmaps do not include courses during the Summer Quarter. This leaves the option for students to take classes during the Summer Quarter to finish earlier or to reduce the number of units per quarter.
Roadmaps for Transfer Students
The roadmaps below are for students who transfer to Cal State LA directly from another institute of higher education. The Complete GE-Certified plans assume that the students have entered Cal State LA with complete lower division GE certification (which can occur only for California Community College transfers), have completed a year of introductory biology and introductory chemistry for science majors, and are ready to take courses in calculus. The Non-GE-Certified plans assume no college credit towards GE or the major and are similar to the five-year plans for freshman. Since most students will fall between these two extremes, they should consult with a faculty advisor to make adjustments to these plans. These roadmaps do not include courses during the Summer Quarter. This leaves the option for students to take classes during the Summer Quarter to finish earlier or to reduce the number of units per quarter.