Major Requirements (70 units)
Students must declare the Molecular Biology Emphasis by the end of the junior year.
In addition to the lower division Biology requirements (BIOL 105 , BIOL 106 , and BIOL 212 ) and the required supporting courses in Chemistry, Math and Physics, the following courses constitute the Molecular Biology Emphasis:
Biology Preparation for Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best program for their individual needs. Those who wish to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy or other graduate schools should also ascertain the specific admission requirements for the professional schools to which they plan to apply. Consultation with the academic advisor is recommended and the standard curriculum can then be enhanced accordingly.
Students may also wish to complete requirements for a minor in Chemistry or Biochemistry .
Registration in upper division Biology courses has a prerequisite of CHEM 230 or CHEM 236 and requires a GPA of 2.0 or higher for combined grades earned in BIOL- 104, BIOL 105 , BIOL 106 and BIOL 212 (or equivalent).
Environmental Science majors
For Environmental Science majors, the prerequisite for registration in upper division Biology courses is completion of ENVS 212 and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for combined grades earned in BIOL 105 , BIOL 106 , and CHEM 236 (or equivalent).