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


Sample Programs in the Major
in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

First (Freshman) Year

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Bio94

[4]

Bio96

[4]

 Freshman Seminar

[1]

 

Chem1A

[4]

Chem 1B, 1LB

[6]

Chem 1C, 1LC

[6]

 

and

 

and

 

and

 

 

Humanities 1A1

[8]

Humanities 1B1

[8]

Humanities 1C1

[8]

 

or

 

or

 

or

 

 

Lower division writing req.1

[4]

Lower division writing req.1

[4]

Lower division writing req.1

[4]

 

Math2A

[4]

Math2B

[4]

Math 2D or 7

[4]

 

[16 units]

[18 units]

[15 units]

 

 

 

Second (Sophomore) Year

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Bio97

[4]

Bio98

[4]

Bio99

[4]

 

Chem 51A/51LA

[6]

Chem 51B/51LB

[6]

Chem51C

[4]

 

Breadth req.

[4]

Bio 100LW

[4]

Breadth req. (or Bio 114L)

[4]

 

and

 

and

 

and

 

 

Math 2A

[4]

Math 2B

[4]

Math 2D or 7

[4]

 

or

 

or

 

or

 

 

Physics 3A or breadth req.

[4]

Physics 3B

[4]

Physics 3C

[4]

 

[18 units]

[18 units]

[16 units]

 

 

 

Third (Junior) Year

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

 

 

Bio 114 (Adv Biochem)

[4]

Bio116 (Adv Mol Biol)

[4]

 

Bio 114L

[4]

Bio 116L

[4]

 

 

 

Physics 3A

[4]

Physics 3B

[4]

Physics 3C

[4]

 

And choice/combination of

And choice/combination of

And choice/combination of

 

Approved alt. to Hum. 1A

[4]

Approved alt. to Hum 1B

[4]

Approved alt. To Hum. 1C

[4]

 

Approved Satellite2

[4]

Approved Satellite2

[4]

Approved Satellite2

[4]

 

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

 

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

 

Breadth requirement

[4]

Breadth requirement

[4]

Breadth requirement

[4]

 

[16 units]

[16 units]

[16 units]

 

 

 

Fourth (Senior) Year

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Choice or combination of

Choice or combination of

Choice or combination of

 

Approved Satellite2

[4]

Approved Satellite2

[4]

Approved Satellite2

[4]

 

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

Approved upper division lab course

[4]

 

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

Approved laboratory (199) research2

[4]

 

Breadth requirement

[4]

Breadth requirement

[4]

Breadth requirement

[4]

 

[16 units]

[16 units]

[16 units]

 

 

 


Course numbers occasionally change; the catalog should be referred to for the current requirement.
1
Humanities 1A-B-C or its alternative, the lower division writing requirement of the breadth requirement (Category I) and an approved three-quarter series of courses in the humanities or art history are School requirements. See Biological Sciences Student Affairs for a list of approved courses.

2Approved satellite courses and laboratory research courses will include those presented by MB&B faculty as well as faculty in other Depts of the School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, and Dept. of Chemistry that cover appropriate areas of emphasis. A current listing of such courses is provided in Appendix I. This list will be updated and maintained in Biological Sciences Student Affairs.