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Requirements

The requirements for the B.S. are the same as the B.A. except the year sequence of MATH 161/162 Calculus is substituted for MATH 152 Applied Calculus. In addition, CHEM 401/402 and CHEM 461 are taken in place of the 6 units of upper-division electives.

Biochemistry Major (B.S.) Requirements72-80 units
Biology16 units
BIOL 151
General Biology I*
4
BIOL 152
General Biology II
4
BIOL 240
Biology of Microorganisms
4
BIOL 280
Cell Biology
4
Chemistry18 units
CHEM 151
General Chemistry*
4
CHEM 152
General Chemistry II
4
CHEM 251
Organic Chemistry – Theory I
4
CHEM 252
Organic Chemistry – Theory II
4
CHEM 261
Organic Chemistry – Lab
1
CHEM 262
Organic Chemistry – Lab
1
Math6-9 units
Select one of the following sequences:
MATH 151
Applied Calculus I
3
MATH 152
Applied Calculus II
3
MATH 161
Calculus I
5
MATH 162
Calculus II
4
Physics8-10 units
Select one of the following sequences:
PHYC 151
Physics for Life Sciences I*
4
PHYC 152
Physics for Life Sciences II
4
PHYC 161
Physics for Science and Engineering I*
5
PHYC 162
Physics for Science and Engineering II
5
Upper-division Biology/Biochemistry requirements24-27 units
Required courses:
BIOC 380
Biochemistry I
4
BIOC 381
Biochemistry II
4
BIOL 496
Senior Seminar: Ethics and the Sciences
3
Select one of the following:
BIOL 300
Genetics**
4
BIOL 410
Molecular Biology
4
Electives:
The elective requirement is fulfilled in two parts: List A and List B.
List A: One of the following is required:
CHEM 300
Quantitative Analysis – Theory/
2
CHEM 310
Quantitative Analysis – Laboratory
2
CHEM 390
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
3
CHEM 401
Thermodynamics
3
List B: Complete the elective requirement by selecting two options from the list below (either single courses as listed first, or boxed classes). Please note that the boxed groupings are valid options only if their conditions are met.
CHEM 300
Quantitative Analysis – Theory
2
CHEM 310
Quantitative Analysis – Laboratory^
2
CHEM 320
Instrumental Analysis – Theory**
3
CHEM 330
Instrumental Analysis – Lab***
1
CHEM 390
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences^
3
CHEM 401
Thermodynamics^
3
CHEM 402
Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics
3
CHEM 451
Advanced Organic Chemistry
4
CHEM 461
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 495
Advanced Topics in Chemistry
3–4
BIOL 326
Neurobiology
4
OR
BIOL 336
Vertebrate Biology
4
OR
BIOL 350
Mammalian Physiology
4
BIOL 490
Biology Seminar
1
AND
BIOL 498
Directed Research
1–3
or
CHEM 490
Chemistry Seminar
1
AND
CHEM 498
Directed Research
1–4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^If not used above as the elective in List A.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.