Chemistry Biology Track B.A. or B.S.

Undergraduate lab research

Chemical Biology Track B.A.

Full details and recommendations are provided in the University Bulletin.

Core Courses

  1. General Chemistry (CHEM 11a,b or CHEM 15a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 18a,b or CHEM 19a,b)
  2. Organic Chemistry (CHEM 25a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 29a,b).
  3. Mathematics (MATH 10a,b)
  4. Physics (PHYS 10a,b, 11a,b or 15a,b.)
  5. Biology (BIOL 14a and BIOL 15b) with laboratory (BIOL 18a,b)
  6. Biochemistry (BCHM 100a).

Three Advanced Courses.

Three additional one semester lecture courses. At least two courses must be in CHEM or CBIO, chosen from courses numbered 39 or higher. One course may be chosen from any 100-level or higher course in BIOL, BCHM or NBIO.

Additional Requirements for Degree with Departmental Honors

Two semesters of CHEM 99d (Senior Research); GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses taken to meet the major requirements, including laboratories. A thesis describing the research must be submitted and accepted by the department.

Chemical Biology Track B. S.

Full details and recommendations are provided in the University Bulletin.

Core Courses

  1. General Chemistry (CHEM 11a,b or CHEM 15a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 18a,b or CHEM 19a,b)
  2. Organic Chemistry (CHEM 25a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 29a,b).
  3. Mathematics (MATH 10a,b)
  4. Physics (PHYS 10a,b, 11a,b or 15a,b.)
  5. Biology (BIOL 14a and BIOL 15b) with laboratory (BIOL 18a,b)
  6. Biochemistry (BCHM 100a).

Five Advanced Lecture Courses

  1. Chem 141a.
  2. BIOL 101a or BIOL 105b.
  3. Two lecture courses chosen from 100-level courses in CHEM or CBIO.
  4. A lecture course may be chosen from any 100-level or higher course in CHEM, CBIO, BIOL, BCHM or NBIO.

Two Advanced Laboratory Courses

  1. CHEM 39b, 49a, 59b, or 69a.
  2. CHEM 39b, 49a, 59b, 69a, or a Life Sciences project laboratory chosen from BIOL 155a, BIOL 156a, BIOL 159a, or BCHM 155b.

Additional Requirements for Degree with Departmental Honors

Two semesters of CHEM 99d (Senior Research); GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses taken to meet the major requirements, including laboratories. A thesis describing the research must be submitted and accepted by the department.