The Major in
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Interactions with Participating Faculty

Sample Program

Degree Requirements

Specific Courses for the Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Major for Freshmen and Sophomores

The Major for Juniors and Seniors

Transfers into the Major from other Majors or other Schools

Accelerated Tracks and Joint Majors

Application for the Major

The School of Biological Science

The Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Application for Admission

B.S. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minimum requirements to apply for the major include completion of Biological Sciences 97, 98, 99 and 100L; and Chemistry 51A-B-C, LB-LC or Chemistry 52A-B-C, LB-LC. Barring exeptional circumstances, applicants must have a "B" average or better in Biological Sciences and Chemistry courses for the year preceding entry into the major.

Applications to declare the major can be made in spring, typically in the sophomore year, with a review of applications and selection to the major by the Molecular and Biochemistry Faculty Board completed during the summer.

No double majors within the School of Biological Sciences (i.e., Biological Sciences, Applied Ecology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neurobiology) will be approved.


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Describe in 300 - 500 words your interests and goals as they relate to the
B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Thank you for your application for admission into the B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecualr Biology.  You will be contacted during the summer regarding your acceptance.