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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (CHEMBS02)

Six Year Plan - 121 Units Required

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
Composition or Oral Communication
GE class
GE class
(KPE Activity Class)*
3
3
3
1
Oral Communication or Composition
GE Class or major preparation*
GE Class or major preparation*
GE class
3
3-4
3-4
3
Total Units
9-10
Total Units
12-14
Semester 3
Semester 4

Critical Thinking
CHEM 111A General Chemistry
MATH 122 Calculus I (GE B.2)

3
5
4
CHEM 111B General Chemistry
MATH 123 Calculus II
GE class
5
4
3
Total Units
12
Total Units
12
Semester 5
Semester 6
CHEM 251 Quantitative Chemistry
PHYS 151 Mechanics
or PHYS 100A Gen. Physics (GE B!b)
GE class
4
4

3
CHEM 320A Organic Chemistry
PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism
or PHYS 100B Gen. Physics
GE class
3
4

3
Total Units
11
Total Units
10
Semester 7
Semester 8
CHEM 320B Organic Chemistry
BIOL 211
5
4
BIOL 212, 212L Biol. Sci
CHEM 420 or 450
GE Class (if needed)
4
3-4
3
Total Units
9
Total Units
10-11
Semester 9
Semester 10
CHEM 371A or 377A Pys. Chem
CHEM 441A Biological Chem
3
3
CHEM 371B or 377B Phys Chem
CHEM 441B Biological Chem
CHEM 361 or 466 H
GE Capstone Course
3
3
3
3
Total Units
6
Total Units
12
Semester 11
Semester 12
CHEM 443 Biological Chem Lab
GE Capstone course
BIOL 342 Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 342L Physiology Lab
4
3
3
1
CHEM or BIOL elective
BIOL 370 Genetics
or MICR 450 and 451 Microbial Genetics
GE capstone course
3-4
4

3
Total Units
11
Total Units
10-11

*Major Preparation means CHEM 101, MATH 117 if needed to prepare for CHEM 111A, MATH 122.