UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Biochemistry, B.S.

Degree Roadmaps are based on successful completion of prerequisites or placement into major required (or major specific) chemistry and math courses. Please meet with an advisor to develop a custom Degree Roadmap if additional courses are required prior to the major courses.

YEAR 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 101/L (General Chemistry I with Lab) 5
BIOL 106/L (Biological Principles I with Lab) 4
MATH 255A or MATH 150A (Meets GE Basic Skills: Mathematics) 3
GE Lifelong Learning 3
Total 15

YEAR 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 102/L (General Chemistry II with Lab) 5
BIOL 107/L (Biological Principles II with Lab) 4
MATH 255B or MATH 150B 3
GE Basic Skills: Written Communication 3
Total 15

YEAR 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 321/L (Chemical Analysis I) 4
CHEM 333/L (Organic Chemistry I, Discussion, and Lab) 5
PHYS 220A and PHYS 220AL (Mechanics with Lab) 4
PHYS 220AR Recitation 1
GE Basic Subjects: Critical Thinking 3
Total 17

YEAR 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 334/L and CHEM 334R (Organic Chemistry II with lab and recitation) 5
PHYS 220B and PHYS 220BL (Electricity and Magnetism with Lab) 4
PHYS 220BR Recitation 1
BIOL 380 (Cell Biology) 3
GE Comparative Cultures 3
Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE)
Total 16

YEAR 3: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHEM 461/L (Biochemistry I with Lab) (Fall only) 4
CHEM 351 (Physical Chemistry I) (Fall only) 4
CHEM 351L recommended lab (Fall only) 1
GE Arts and Humanities 3
GE Social Sciences 3
Total 15

YEAR 3: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 462/L (Biochemistry II with Lab) (Spring only) 4
CHEM 352 (Physical Chemistry II with Lab) (Spring only) 4
CHEM 422/L (Chemical Analysis II with Lab) (Spring only) 4
GE Upper Division Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 1st Semester

Course Units
Biology Electives (300 or 400 level) 6
Chemistry Elective 3
Title 5 American History Institutions and Ideals 3
GE Comparative Cultures (select course to complete IC part 2 requirement) 3
Total 15

YEAR 4: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHEM 401 (Inorganic Chemistry) (Spring only) 3
CHEM 465 (Topics in Biochemistry) (Spring only) 3
GE Upper Division Social Sciences 3
GE Upper Division Lifelong Learning 3
Title 5 US Constitution and California State and Local Government 3
Total 15
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120