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1 Biology Department Matt Covill Cerritos College Biology and Chemistry Student Meeting Chemistry Department Jeff Bradbury Linda Waldman

2 Biology and Chemistry Departments Biology  Connie Boardman  Matt Covill  Scottie Henderson  Susan Lepere  Michelle Navarro  Chace Tydell Biology  Connie Boardman  Matt Covill  Scottie Henderson  Susan Lepere  Michelle Navarro  Chace Tydell Chemistry Jeff Bradbury Christine Romer Cheryl Shimazu Linda Waldman Rena Lou Mervat Zewail

3 Topics of Discussion  Courses and Course Sequencing  Transfer Consideration  Special Opportunities  Courses and Course Sequencing  Transfer Consideration  Special Opportunities

4 CoursesCourses  Pre-requisites  Times Offered  Proper Sequencing  Pre-requisites  Times Offered  Proper Sequencing

5 * Requirements vary by major and university. Mathematics through two semesters of Calculus* (Math 170 (4) and 190 (4)) Chemistry 111 (5) and 112 (5) Chemistry 211 (5) and Chemistry 212* (5) Chemistry 205* (4) Biology 200 (5) and Biology 201 (5) Biology 202* (4) Microbiology 200* (5) Physics 201 (4) and 202* (4) or Physics 101 (4) and 102* (4) * Requirements vary by major and university. Mathematics through two semesters of Calculus* (Math 170 (4) and 190 (4)) Chemistry 111 (5) and 112 (5) Chemistry 211 (5) and Chemistry 212* (5) Chemistry 205* (4) Biology 200 (5) and Biology 201 (5) Biology 202* (4) Microbiology 200* (5) Physics 201 (4) and 202* (4) or Physics 101 (4) and 102* (4) Commonly Required Courses for Biology and Chemistry Majors*

6 It All Begins with MATH! Math 80 Math The Beginning Point! 2. How to get there? 3. Where are you now? 4. Assessment Intermediate Algebra

7 The Mathematics Progression Math 40 (Pre Algebra) Math 60 (Algebra I) Intermediate Algebra Math 80 (or 80a & 80b) Trigonometry (Math 140) Pre Calculus Math 150 Calculus I Math 170 Calculus II Math 190 Math 70 Geometry

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9 Chemistry Course Progression Math 80 Math 80 Chem 110 Chem 110 Chem 111 Chem 111 Chem 112 Chem 112 *Chem 211 Chem 212 Chem 212 Chem 205 * Suggestion: Take English 103 or Philosophy 106 before Chem 211

10 ZOO 120 BIO 120 BOT 120 BIO 200 * BIO 201 ** BIO 202 *** MICRO 200 * CHEM 111 must be taken prior to or concurrent with BIO 200. ** CHEM 111 must be taken prior to BIO 201. *** CHEM 211 must be taken prior to or concurrent with BIO 202 Biology Course Progression

11 Biology & Chemistry Sequentially: DON’T DO THIS! Bio 120 Bio 200 Bio 201 Bio 202 Chem 110 Chem 111 Chem 112 Chem 211 Chem 212

12 Biology & Chemistry Combined: a better way to do it Chem 110 Chem 111 Chem 112 Chem 211 Chem 212 Bio 120 Bio 200 Bio 201 Bio 202

13 Biology & Chemistry Combined: recommended way to do it Chem 110 Chem 111 Chem 112 Chem 211 Chem 212 Bio 120 Bio 200 Bio 201 Bio 202

14 For General Education Information See your Counselor!!!! Important Considerations:  Begin taking your math and science courses early.  Take general education and math/science courses together. Important Considerations:  Begin taking your math and science courses early.  Take general education and math/science courses together.

15 Thinking Ahead To the Next Step  Transferring  Gaining Experience  Making yourself a good transfer applicant  Transferring  Gaining Experience  Making yourself a good transfer applicant

16  Transferring  The Process  Admission   Transferring  The Process  Admission 

17 The Process  Lower Division G.E. and Major Coursework  Introductory and Foundational Courses  Cerritos College  Upper Division G.E. and Major Coursework  Advance and specialized Courses  Transfer University  Lower Division G.E. and Major Coursework  Introductory and Foundational Courses  Cerritos College  Upper Division G.E. and Major Coursework  Advance and specialized Courses  Transfer University

18 Getting Admitted Considerations:  Grade Point Average  Fulfillment of Lower Division Major Requirements  Essay  Rigor of coursework  “Extra-Effort” Considerations:  Grade Point Average  Fulfillment of Lower Division Major Requirements  Essay  Rigor of coursework  “Extra-Effort”

19 What is “Extra-Effort” ?  Undergraduate Research—e.g. Bridges to Baccalaureate  Honors Societies—e.g., Phi Theta Kappa  Scholars’ Honors Program  Volunteer Work  Internships—clinical care extender (cce)  Relevant paid work experience  Project Hope  Student Clubs  Undergraduate Research—e.g. Bridges to Baccalaureate  Honors Societies—e.g., Phi Theta Kappa  Scholars’ Honors Program  Volunteer Work  Internships—clinical care extender (cce)  Relevant paid work experience  Project Hope  Student Clubs

20 CSULB Bridges Program Paid Summer Internship Perform your own Research No Experience Necessary Special Opportunities to alumni Regular Workshops on Cerritos Campus Tuesday November 1 st, 11:00 S124 Paid Summer Internship Perform your own Research No Experience Necessary Special Opportunities to alumni Regular Workshops on Cerritos Campus Tuesday November 1 st, 11:00 S124 For more information contact: Matt Covill: Linda Waldman:

21 Link-Up: Student Organizations  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM)  2 nd and 4 th Tuesdays, 11:00, SS138  Applied Science and Technology (ASET)  2 nd and 4 th Thursday, 11:00, S102  Environmental Club  1 st and 3 rd Tuesday, 11:00, S101  Pre-Med Club  Meets 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays, 11:00, PS8  Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM)  2 nd and 4 th Tuesdays, 11:00, SS138  Applied Science and Technology (ASET)  2 nd and 4 th Thursday, 11:00, S102  Environmental Club  1 st and 3 rd Tuesday, 11:00, S101  Pre-Med Club  Meets 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays, 11:00, PS8

22 Project HOPE  HOPE = Health Opportunities and Pipeline to Education  Exists to Remedy a Critical Need Creating a supportive environment in which students with diverse backgrounds are given the tools to help them succeed in their pursuit of their educational goals in healthcare or science.  HOPE = Health Opportunities and Pipeline to Education  Exists to Remedy a Critical Need Creating a supportive environment in which students with diverse backgrounds are given the tools to help them succeed in their pursuit of their educational goals in healthcare or science.

23 Program Activities  Introduction to credit college courses  Targeted counseling and student support services  Academic support, tutorials, study skills, and workshops  Exposure to health careers through community service  Presentations on health professions an college pathways  Field trips to 4-year universities  Opportunity for summer UC and CSU internships/programs  Family support, and more…….  Introduction to credit college courses  Targeted counseling and student support services  Academic support, tutorials, study skills, and workshops  Exposure to health careers through community service  Presentations on health professions an college pathways  Field trips to 4-year universities  Opportunity for summer UC and CSU internships/programs  Family support, and more…….

24 Benefits to Student  You Get:  Linked up/Connected  Information  Motivation  Support  Attention  Sense of Community  You Get:  Linked up/Connected  Information  Motivation  Support  Attention  Sense of Community

25 Ask questions  Counselor  Faculty  Students who Transferred  Transfer Center-trips to colleges  Obtain College Catalogues or research their websites  Contact the Academic Advisors for Transfer Students at the universities you are considering attending  Visit campuses Ask questions  Counselor  Faculty  Students who Transferred  Transfer Center-trips to colleges  Obtain College Catalogues or research their websites  Contact the Academic Advisors for Transfer Students at the universities you are considering attending  Visit campuses What Else Can I Do ?

26 What Can You Do With a Science Degree? Teacher TRAC

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