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University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.S.

Location(s): Main Campus


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Information about the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry

Overview

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.

Requirements for the Major

  • 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.
  • Students must take a minimum of 2 units of coursework listed each under Chemistry Electives and Biology and Microbiology Electives, totaling 7 units to meet the major electives requirement for the degree program. 
  • To earn an American Chemical Society-approved B.S. Biochemistry degree: complete an upper-division chemistry course that includes at least three units of laboratory, or one unit of directed laboratory research (CHEM 4990 ).

     

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Requirements for the Major (84 units)


Requirements for the Core (77 units)


Upper Division Electives (7 units)


  1. 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. 
  2. Students may apply a maximum of 1 unit of CHEM 4990  to fulfill the elective requirement.
  3. Students that 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 three units of laboratory, or one unit of directed laboratory research (CHEM 4990 ).
  4. Please note that some electives are listed with an asterisk (*). The asterisk indicates the prerequisite of the course is/are not part of this program requirement. Student would be taking extra course(s) that does not count towards the BS Biochemistry degree. Students should consult their adviser.

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