Major in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

All Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics majors are required to complete 47 units of required courses and an additional 28-35 units within one of three concentrations (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Bioinformatics) for a total of 75-82 units. 

BIOL 200
& 200L
BIOLOGY I: INTRODUCTION TO CELLULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS [LECTURE]
and INTRODUCTION TO CELLULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS [LAB]
4
BIOL 206
& 206L
BIOLOGY II: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION [LECTURE]
and BIOLOGY II: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION [LAB]
4
BIOL 309 GENETICS 4
BIOL 409 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4
CHEM 131
& 131L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 132
& 132L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LECTURE
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 351 BIOCHEMISTRY I 3
MATH 237 ELEMENTARY BIOSTATISTICS 4
MATH 273 CALCULUS I 4
MBBB 201 PROGRAMMING FOR BIOLOGISTS 4
or COSC 175 GEN COMPUTER SCI
MBBB 301 INTRO TO BIOINFORMATICS 4
MBBB 493 SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS 1
1 3
CAPSTONE PROJECT IN MBBB
ELECTIVE IN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Total Units 47

Molecular Biology Concentration (28-29 units)

Biochemistry Concentration (33 units)

Bioinformatics Concentration (30–35 units)

Note: Below are idealized plans of study for each of the three concentrations within the MB3 major. Actual plans of study will vary significantly between students depending on high school preparation, performance in classes, additional commitments and career goals.

Biochemistry Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Molecular Biology Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

 

Bioinformatics Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

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