2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 or a maximum of 132 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required.

Major Requirements (81 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all courses.

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (42 units):

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

CHE 112General Chemistry II

5

CHE 230Quantitative Analysis

4

MAT 191Calculus I

5

MAT 193Calculus II

5

PHY 130General Physics I

5

PHY 132General Physics II

5

B.  Upper Division Required Courses (33 units):

CHE 310Organic Chemistry I

4

CHE 311Organic Chemistry Lab I

1

CHE 312Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CHE 320Physical Chemistry I

5

CHE 322Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 420Advanced Applications for Chemistry

2 units

CHE 450Biochemistry I

4

CHE 451Biochemistry I Lab

1

CHE 452Biochemistry II

4

CHE 453Biochemistry Laboratory II

2 units

CHE 460Chemical Literature

2

C. Electives- Select six (6) units from the following:

BIO 314Developmental Biology

3

BIO 315Developmental Biology Lab

1

BIO 320Cell Biology

3

BIO 340Genetics

3

CHE 450: Major students may substitute this course for General Education Area E. Please contact the University Advisement Center to request the course substitution.

BIO 340: Major students may substitute this course for General Education Area F2. Please contact the University Advisement Center to request the course substitution.