Chemistry and Biology (Course 5-7)

Chemistry and Biology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 5.12 or 5.60 and 7.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 7.02[J] or the combination of 5.351, 5.352, and 5.363 or 7.102 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
5.03Principles of Inorganic Chemistry I12
5.12Organic Chemistry I12
5.13Organic Chemistry II12
5.60Thermodynamics and Kinetics12
7.03Genetics12
7.06Cell Biology12
5.07[J]Biological Chemistry I12
or 7.05 General Biochemistry
Restricted Electives
Select two of the following:24
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II
Biological Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Quantitative and Computational Biology
Human Physiology
Microbial Physiology
Developmental Biology
Immunology
Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease
Principles of Human Disease
Molecular Biology
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Fundamentals of Ecology I
and Fundamentals of Ecology II
Current Topics in Mammalian Biology: Medical Implications
Systems Biology 1
Evolutionary Biology: Concepts, Models and Computation
Biological and Engineering Principles Underlying Novel Biotherapeutics
Principles of Chemical Biology
The Hallmarks of Cancer
Developmental Neurobiology
Departmental Laboratory Requirement
Select 46-60 units from one of the three departmental laboratory tracks46-60
Units in Major154-168
Unrestricted Electives48-62
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

1

Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.

Departmental Laboratory Track 1

5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics4
5.361Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants3
5.362Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition (CI-M)5
5.363Organic Structure Determination4
5.382Time- and Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis (CI-M)5
7.102Laboratory in Molecular Biology6
Select four of the following:15-16
Late-stage Drug Modification and Selective Delivery
Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
Chemistry of Renewable Energy
Dinitrogen Cleavage 1
Quantum Dots 1
Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis
Total Units46-47

Departmental Laboratory Track 2

5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics4
5.363Organic Structure Determination4
5.382Time- and Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis (CI-M)5
7.02[J]Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M)18
Select four of the following:15-16
Late-stage Drug Modification and Selective Delivery
Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
Chemistry of Renewable Energy
Dinitrogen Cleavage 1
Quantum Dots 1
Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis
Total Units50-51

Departmental Laboratory Track 3

5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics4
5.363Organic Structure Determination4
7.02[J]Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M)18
7.18Topics in Experimental Biology (CI-M)30
Total Units60
1

Requires selection of 5.61 as a restricted elective.