2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Molecular Biology Concentration, Major

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This area of concentration within the Biology major is designed to prepare students for positions in academic, clinical or industrial biotechnology laboratories. It also prepares students for graduate study in genetics, molecular biology and other fields of the life sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Please see the Biology Major .

Major Requirements (66-69 units)

Students must declare the Molecular Biology Emphasis within two semesters of completing BIOL 310 (with a grade of C or higher).


*All students in the Biology major must earn a minimum grade of C in the core Biology courses required for the Major (General Biology I and II, Cell Physiology, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology, and the undergraduate Seminar) to meet graduation requirements. Courses required for the Biology major (including Chemistry, Physics and Math classes) can be repeated no more than once to earn the minimum grade required in the course. If the minimum grade is not achieved in the second time completing the course, the student will be disqualified from the Biology major.

Supporting Courses (25 - 28 units)

Area II: Mathematics

Complete one of the following:

Area III: Physics

Complete one of the following options:

Area IV: Organic Chemistry

Choose one of the following options:

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