Program Learning Objectives
- Understand and apply the fundamental concepts of chemistry in the following areas: calculation and estimation, structure, and properties of atoms, ions and molecules, chemical bonding and chemical reactivity.
- Use techniques and modern tools to conduct, design, analyze, and interpret experiments in chemistry and biochemistry.
- Communicate effectively with the scientific community.
- Apply concepts of math, physical and biological sciences to chemical problems.
- Integrate the concepts, skills and attitudes from a general education with his/her major program to understand and explain the impact of chemistry, science and technology on issues in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|CHEM 124||General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3 & B4) 1||4|
|CHEM 125||General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II||4|
|CHEM 126||General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering III||4|
|CHEM 216||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 217||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 218||Organic Chemistry III||3|
|CHEM 221||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II||2|
|CHEM 324||Organic Chemistry Laboratory III||2|
|CHEM 331||Quantitative Analysis 2||5|
|CHEM 351||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 352||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 353||Physical Chemistry III||3|
|CHEM 354||Physical Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 371||Biochemical Principles||5|
|CHEM 373||Molecular Biology||3|
|CHEM/BIO 475||Molecular Biology Laboratory||3|
|Select from the following:||3|
|Principles of Physiology (4) 3|
|Gene Expression Laboratory (3)|
|Instrumental Analysis (5) 3|
|Protein Techniques Laboratory (3)|
|Select from the following: 4||2|
|Undergraduate Seminar (2)|
|Science Student Teaching Workshop (1, 1)|
|CHEM 461||Senior Project Report||1|
|Select from the following:||12/18|
|Polymers and Coatings Concentration (18 units)|
|Approved Advanced Biochemistry Electives (12 units) 5|
|Genetic Engineering Technology (Area F) 8|
or CHEM 349
|Chemical and Biological Warfare|
or ENVE 324
|Introduction to Air Pollution|
or SCM 335
|Nuclear Science and Society|
or SCM 360
|Selected Environmental Issues of California's Central Coast|
|Environmental Chemistry: Water Pollution|
|Physical Chemistry III Lab|
|Chemistry of Drugs and Poisons|
|Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 6|
|Advanced Undergraduate Research 7|
|Advanced Physical Chemistry|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry - Mechanisms|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthesis|
|Polymers & Coatings I|
|Polymers & Coatings II|
|Surface Chemistry of Materials|
|Polymers and Coatings Laboratory I|
|Polymers and Coatings Laboratory II|
|Polymers and Coatings Internship|
|Polymers and Coatings III|
|Polymers and Coatings Laboratory III|
|Functional Polymeric Materials|
|Instrumental Organic Qualitative Analysis|
|College Teaching Practicum|
|Learning Assistant Seminar|
|Selected Advanced Topics|
|Protein Techniques Laboratory|
|Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory|
|Cooperative Education Experience 6|
|Cooperative Education Experience 6|
|The Learn By Doing Lab Teaching Practicum|
|Ethics in the Sciences|
|Principles of Genetics|
|Principles of Physiology|
|Muscle and Locomotion|
|BIO 161||Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (B2 & B4) 1||4|
|BIO 452||Cell Biology||4-5|
|or MCRO 224||General Microbiology I|
|MATH 141||Calculus I (B1) 1||4|
|MATH 142||Calculus II (B1) 1||4|
|MATH 143||Calculus III||4|
|PHYS 141||General Physics IA||4|
|PHYS 132||General Physics II||4|
|PHYS 133||General Physics III||4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||56|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.
Excess units count towards Approved Advanced Biochemistry Electives. BIO 361 has a Prerequisite: BIO 162.
SCM 491 only for students pursuing Single-Subject Teaching Credential.
One course must be a lecture, and at least two courses must be from List A. Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.
No more than 2 units may apply toward Approved Advanced Biochemistry Electives.
No more than 4 units may apply to approved advanced biochemistry electives.
These courses also satisfy Area F requirements.
Students may select the following concentration instead of advanced approved biochemistry electives in Major Courses
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 16 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Science and Mathematics|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B2||Life Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B3||Physical Science (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|Area C elective||(Choose one course from C1-C5)||4|
|Area D/E||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|D4||Self Development (CSU Area E)||4|
Required in Major/Support.