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Biochemistry

Biochemistry A.S. Degree Major

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in chemistry or biochemistry should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements because additional courses may be required by some institutions.

To graduate with a specialization in Biochemistry, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate's Degree. The A.S. in Biochemistry is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from a four-year institution and specialize in the chemical interactions that pertain to biological systems.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CHEM150 General Chemistry I 5
or
CHEM150H General Chemistry I - Honors 5
CHEM151 General Chemistry II 5
or
CHEM151H General Chemistry II - Honors 5
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry I 4
or
CHEM212H Organic Chemistry I - Honors 4
CHEM213H Organic Chemistry II - Honors 4
or
CHEM213 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIOL201 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIOL202 Organismal Biology and Ecology 4
MATH250 Single Variable Calculus I 4
MATH251 Single Variable Calculus II 4
*RECOMMENDED COURSES: Units
PHYSIC200 Physics I 6
or
PHYSIC150A General Physics for the Life Sciences I 5
PHYSIC201 Physics II 6
or
PHYSIC150B General Physics for the Life Sciences II 5
CHEM205 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 5
Total Units 34

*These courses are typically prerequisites for third year biochemistry majors. Students are encouraged to complete the recommended courses to prevent the postponement of continued coursework in this major.