Biochemistry BS

Requirements - Bachelor of Science Degree - Biochemistry
Units required for Major: 81 - 85
Minimum total units required for the BS: 120-124
A minimum grade of ''C-'' is required in all courses applied to the Biochemistry major. Grades below "C-" in prerequisite courses do not satisfy prerequisite requirements. 
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites. 
A. Required Lower Division Courses (46- 50 units)

 
(5) BIO 1 Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology

(5) BIO 2 Cells, Molecules and Genes (BIO 1CHEM 1A)

(5) CHEM 1A* General Chemistry I (High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent)

(5) CHEM 1B General Chemistry II (CHEM 1A with a passing grade of "C" or better)

(3) CHEM 24 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1B)

(3) CHEM 25 Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 24CHEM 124CHEM 124 may be taken concurrently)

(4) CHEM 31 Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 1B)

(4) MATH 30 Calculus I (MATH 29 or four years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of mathematical analysis; completion of ELM requirement and Pre-Calculus diagnostic test)

(4) MATH 31 Calculus II (MATH 30 or appropriate high school based AP credit)

(8-12) PHYS 5A General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Sound (Recently completed three years of high school algebra and geometry; and a college course in algebra and trigonometry; MATH 9 recommended for those having an inadequate mathematics background) AND

PHYS 5B General Physics: Light, Electricity, and Magnetism, Modern Physics (PHYS 5A or instructor permission) OR

PHYS 11A General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses. MATH 31 may be taken concurrently) AND

PHYS 11B General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound (MATH 31PHYS 11AAND

PHYS 11C General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31PHYS 11A)

*Passing a placement exam or obtaining a passing grade of "C" or better in CHEM 4 is required to enroll in CHEM 1A
B. Required Upper Division Courses (29 units)

(4) BIO 184 General Genetics (BIO 1 and BIO 2)

(3) CHEM 124 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 24, or instructor permission; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 25 recommended)

(3) CHEM 125 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 25CHEM 124ENGL 20, or an equivalent second semester composition course)

(3) CHEM 141 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 140ACHEM 140B, or CHEM 142 , or instructor permission; ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course; CHEM 140B may be taken concurrently)

(4) CHEM 142 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (CHEM 1BCHEM 24PHYS 5A PHYS 5BMATH 31)

(3) CHEM 160A Structure and Function of Biological Molecules (CHEM 124MATH 26A or MATH 30 is recommended)

(3) CHEM 160B Metabolism and Regulation of Biological Systems (CHEM 160A or equivalent course; one year of organic chemistry)

(3) CHEM 162 General Biochemistry Laboratory (CHEM 31CHEM 160A, or CHEM 161ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course; either CHEM 160A or CHEM 161 may be taken concurrently)

(3) CHEM 164 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory (CHEM 162 or equivalent; ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course)

C. Upper Division Elective Courses (6 units)

(3) Units of Chemistry from approved list.
CHEM 110 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 125CHEM 140B, or CHEM 142, instructor permission; CHEM 140B may be taken concurrently, however, students are encouraged to complete CHEM 140B and CHEM 141 first; Corequisite: CHEM 110L)

CHEM 128 Organic Synthesis (CHEM 124)

CHEM 133 Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 31CHEM 140B or CHEM 142, instructor permission; ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course)

CHEM 198 Senior Research (One upper division chemistry laboratory class, ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course, and instructor and department chair permission)

CHEM 250 Selected Topics in Chemistry (Enrollment in MS Chemistry graduate program or instructor permission)

CHEM 260 Protein Biochemistry (One semester of Biochemistry)

CHEM 261 Nucleic Acids Chemistry (Undergraduate course in biochemistry)

(3) Units of Biological Sciences from approved list.

BIO 121 Molecular Cell Biology (BIO 1 and BIO 2)

BIO 139 General Microbiology (BIO 10 or BIO 20 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2CHEM 6BCHEM 20 orCHEM 24)

BIO 144 Pathogenic Bacteriology (BIO 139)

BIO 149A Immunology (BIO 121BIO 139BIO 184 and CHEM 161)

BIO 149B Immunology and Serology Laboratory (BIO 139BIO 149A)

BIO 180 Advanced Molecular Biology (BIO 121 and BIO 184)

BIO 220 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry 

BIO 222 Molecular Biology (BIO 184CHEM 161)