Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Thursday, December 8, 2016, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

2016-2017 Course Catalog

Required for the Biochemistry Major

Required Foundation Courses

  1. CHEM 116: Principles of Chemistry
  2. CHEM 250: Organic Chemistry I
  3. BIOL 130: Integrative Biology: Cells to Organisms
  4. Either:
    • MATH 140: Calculus I, or
    • MATH 120 and 130: Applied Calculus I and II
  5. One of the following:
    • BIOL 170: Experimental Design and Analysis
    • CHEM 210: Analytic Chemistry
    • Statistics in the math department over the 200 level
  6. PHYS 141: Principles of Classical, Relativistic and Quantum Mechanics
  7. PHYS 151: Principles of Classical Physics
  8. Senior Experience Courses — Please see description in the respective departmental portions of the course catalog
    Either:
    1. CHEM 380 (1 unit S/U)
    2. CHEM 480 (2 units S/U)
    3. CHEM 680 (3 units S/U)
    -OR-
    1. BIOL 650 (5 units and 1 unit)
    2. Fall Term BIOL 600 or equivalent (1 unit S/U)

Required Core Courses

  1. BIOL 354: Molecular Biology
  2. CHEM 340: Biochemistry I (cross-listed as BIOL 444)
  3. CHEM 440: Biochemistry II or BIOL 465: Advanced Biotechnology
  4. Elective Courses (Students must choose three courses from the list below, including at least one CHEM and one BIOL. One of the three must be a laboratory class)
    • Biology courses:
      • BIOL 226: Microbiology
      • BIOL 235: Evolutionary Biology
      • BIOL 325: Cell Biology
      • BIOL 340: Topics in Neuroscience (also PSYC 580)
      • BIOL 360: Introduction to Bioinformatics
      • BIOL 430: Immunology or BIOL 431: Immunology (lecture only)
      • BIOL 450: Special Topics with advisor permission
      • BIOL 453: Developmental Biology
      • BIOL 510: Modern Concepts of Embryogenesis
      • BIOL 520: Cancer Biology
    • Chemistry courses:
      • CHEM 210: Analytical Chemistry
      • CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
      • CHEM 320: Inorganic Chemistry
      • CHEM 350: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
      • CHEM 370: Chemical Dynamics
      • CHEM 410: Instrumental Analysis
      • CHEM 450: Topics in Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • Other:
      • PSYC 350: Psychopharmacology and Behavior
      • PHYS 570: Biological Physics
      • CMSC 205: Data-Scientific Programming
  5. On-line coursework cannot be transferred to fulfill these requirements.
    Students interested in chemistry-focused graduate programs or careers are encouraged to take Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics. Students interested in molecular biology focused careers or graduate programs are encouraged to take Genetics and Cell Biology.

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