The science has its roots in the fundamental human needs of health, nutrition, and environmental control, and it provides opportunities for study in the basic biological fields of genetics and cellular and molecular biology. Undergraduate students majoring in this field prepare for careers in biomedical research, medicine or dentistry, biotechnology and genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, and agricultural or environmental sciences, among others. The courses presented by the department lead to a Bachelor of Science degree and depend heavily on preparation in chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. These courses provide preparation for further advanced study leading to the doctorate or for careers in microbiology or biotechnology. In the last two years, most courses are in bacteriophages, protein secretion, kinetics and mechanics of viral growth, and DNA theory, usually with a concentration in one area. Below are some examples of the lower division courses required for the major.

UC Berkeley
Genetics and Plant Biology
Although IGETC is not required, IGETC certification will fulfill the Reading and Composition Requirement, and all Humanities and Social Sciences requirements.
BIOL 101 and  102
CHEM 101, 105, 106
MATH 103, 104, 136
PHYS 101
ENGL 101, 102

UC Irvine
Transfer students interested in this major should apply as Biological Sciences  majors.

BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
PHYS 101 and 102

Students have two options for completing  the
Mathematics requirement before enrolling at UCI:
1. Two semesters of Calculus; or
2. One semester of Calculus and one semester
of Statistics
Option 2 is recommended for students who would
like to attend a medical professional school.
MATH 103 and 104,105, 136

UC Davis
To be a competitive applicant, you must have a minimum transfer overall GPA of 2.8 or higher.
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 121 or 105 and 106 
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 105 and 106
It is highly recommended that students complete the entire Physics series before transferring
Recommended
MATH 105

UC Los Angeles
Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
THIS MAJOR IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE
BIOL 101 and 102, 103
CHEM 101 and 102,  105 and 106
MATH 103 and 104
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103*

*Since Glendale College does not offer a two semester sequence in Calculus based Physics, it is recommended that you wait and complete Physics at UCLA.


NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.

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