The environmental emphasis contains courses such as field botany, zoology and environmental chemistry, giving your degree a unique focus.
Common careers for biologists include teacher, researcher, lab coordinator and environmental scientist. Our graduates are also well-prepared for medical and graduate studies, including teacher credential programs, master’s and doctoral research.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
Required Courses (45 Units)
|BIOL 121||General Biology: Diversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 312L||Ecology Lab||0|
|BIOL 332||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL 332L||Human Physiology Lab||0|
|BIOL 441||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIOL 441L||Cell and Molecular Biology Lab||0|
|BIOL 450L||Genetics Lab||0|
|BIOL 470||History and Philosophy of Science||3|
|BIOL 485BIO||Senior Seminar||2|
|BIOL 496||Biological Research|
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
|1 - 3|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|MATH 205||Introductory Statistics||3|
|MATH 206L||Introductory Statistics Lab||1|
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
Emphasis Courses (16 Units)
|BIOL 311||Field Botany||4|
|BIOL 321||Vertebrate Zoology||4|
|BIOL 322||Invertebrate Zoology||4|
|CHEM 340||Environmental Chemistry||4|
Course substitutions may be made with program director approval.
Andrew T. Sensenig, Ph.D.
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.
Maria A. Soria, Ph.D.