Over the weekend of May 21 and 22, the 15 students enrolled in the spring quarter offering of GS 191: “SE3 Field Trips” trekked to Point Reyes National Seashore, where they observed the geology of the California coast and the San Andreas Fault.
The biology department has announced a series of changes to come to the undergraduate biology major, including revamped chemistry and biology lab sequences, for the 2016-2017 school year. As a result of the new courses, rising biology and premedical students will be required to take significantly fewer chemistry courses. This primarily affects current freshman and other students who have not yet completed a track.
Beginning next year, biology students will only be required to take organic chemistry through CHEM 35: “Synthetic and Physical Organic Chemistry”, after which they can choose between two tracks: biochemistry or extended organic chemistry.