Departmental Affiliation: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
The major in biochemistry offers the student an interdisciplinary study of chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics. It provides excellent preparation for all graduate work/research in biochemistry and the molecular sciences, and professional areas leading into the health sciences.
B.S. Degree in Biochemistry
Plus one course from the following:
BIO 105, BIO 125, BIO 135, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 180. (3)
Total units in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics: 79
Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units. An overall grade point average of 2.0 in major courses is required for the degree. Courses are described in the respective department listings.
Biochemistry Major with a B.S. Degree
Medical Schools accept students from any degree program. A strong background in science, including chemistry, biology and mathematics, is recommended for successful performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and for admission to medical programs. Successful completion of the B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry provides excellent preparation for medical, dental or pharmaceutical studies.