Welcome to the. Department of Biological Sciences Summer, 2012 Orientation for Freshmen. What is the purpose of orientation?. Introduce you to our department and its programs. Help you plan your schedule for fall. Provide you with sources of further information. Who are we?.
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Department of Biological Sciences
Summer, 2012 Orientation for Freshmen
Sequoia Hall 202
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
To obtain a degree in Biological Sciences you must meet
mandatory for your first two years here
Blue handout lists advisors by area of interest
1) Complete Bio 1, Bio 2, Chem 1A, Eng 1A, and Stat 1 with a C- or better [*C in Chem 1A is required for Chem 1B]
2) Complete a minimum of 30 units at the college level
3) Have an overall GPA of 2.3 across the most recent 30 graded semester units and the courses listed above (if they are not part of the most recent 30 units)
** Students who have not yet completed these requirements (all freshmen) will be considered “pre-biology” [note: new policy as of May, 2012]
* except for Ecol, Evol, Cons concn
Introduction to properties of life and cells leading to genetic and biological diversity. Survey of biological diversity emphasizing variation leading to natural selection; introduction to ecological concepts within an evolutionary framework; a survey of ecosystems and global climate change. Development of scientific skills will be emphasized. Designed for science majors. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours; activity two hours; fee course.
How many hours a week should you be spending in Bio 1?
Introduction to the nature and possible meanings of higher education, and the functions and resources of the University. Designed to help students develop and exercise fundamental academic success strategies and to improve their basic learning skills. The seminar will also provide students with the opportunity to interact with fellow students and the seminar leader and to build a community of academic and personal support.
EDTE 21 meets T Th 12:00-1:15. How many hours a week should you be spending in EDTE 21 class (rounded up to the nearest hour)?
or Bio 1
See white sheet in Advising folder for Helpful Links.
What questions do you have?
Break-out into smaller advising groups.