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General Biology II

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Description: This course is the second in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors. Concepts to be covered in this second part include: comparative anatomy and physiology of animal organ systems, natural selection, evolution and speciation, diversity of Life, organisms and their environment; and animal behavior.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology I (BIO111 and BIO111L) or equivalent
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Total Units: 4

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

The attached Q&A document covers questions resulting from this change, please Click Here.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO116) and lab (BIO116L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 1, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
Mar 26, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Mon, Tues 1:00P-9:30P
Mar 28, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jan 30, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 27, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
May 30, 2020 June 24, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
August 1, 2020 August 26, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P


Summer 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class – 3 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
May 28, 2020 Jun 24, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jun 22, 2020 Jun 25, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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