Jul 22, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is designed to fit the needs of those who plan to complete their formal education with the bachelor’s degree and obtain positions in scientific and industrial laboratories, attend health professional schools, or do graduate study in biochemistry or molecular life sciences.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is 120 units, of which 84 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (84 units)

Upper Division Electives (7 units)

Students must take a minimum of 2 units of coursework listed under Chemistry and a minimum of 2 units of coursework listed under Biology and Microbiology totaling 7 units to meet the major electives requirement for the Biochemistry B.S. program.  Students may apply a maximum of 1 unit of CHEM 4990  to fulfill the elective requirement.

Students, who seek to earn a BS Biochemistry degree that is approved by the American Chemical Society, can do so by choosing as an elective an additional upper division chemistry course that includes at least two units of laboratory, or one unit of directed laboratory research (CHEM 4990 ).

NOTE: some of the below electives have prerequisites. Students should consult their adviser.