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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Are you curious about studying how life works at a molecular level? Are you interested in solving biological problems using quantitative molecular-based techniques? The biochemistry and molecular biology major may be of interest to you!

Major Requirements

You will begin your studies with foundation courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. At the upper-division level, you will take a four-course sequence in advanced biological topics and an intensive laboratory course designed to introduce you to the methods and procedures used in studying biochemical processes. You will supplement your courses in biology with sequences in organic chemistry. All of your advanced coursework is designed to give you maximal opportunities to increase your skill and familiarity with research laboratory procedures.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech Researcher
  • Healthcare Clinical Researcher
  • Production Manager
  • Agricultural Technologist

Graduate Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary sciences
  • Agricultural sciences

Alumni Employers

  • Genentech
  • Roche
  • Intrexon
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • California Department of Public Health
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