Required (effective Fall Quarter 1997): Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4; Chemistry and Biochemistry 10A, 10B/10BL, 10C, and 10D/10DL, or 11A, 11B/11BL, 11CL, 132A, and 132B/132BL, or 20A, 20B, 20L, 30, 30L, and 130A/130AL; Mathematics 3A, 3B, and 3C, or 31A, 31B, and 32A; Physics 6A, 6B, and 6C, or 8A/8AL, 8B/8BL, 8C/8CL, and 8D/8DL.
All core curriculum courses must be passed with a grade of C - or better and must be completed with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Students receiving a grade of D or F in two core curriculum courses, either in separate courses or repetitions of the same course, are subject to dismissal from the major.
In order to be admitted as microbiology and molecular genetics majors, transfer students with 80 or more units must complete the following courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of general biology for majors equivalent to Life Sciences 1, 2, and 3; one year of general chemistry with laboratory; one year of calculus; and either one year of calculus-based physics or one year of organic chemistry.
Students intending to major in microbiology and molecular genetics may seek counseling and petition to enter the major in the Student Affairs Office, 1602B Molecular Sciences.
Required: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 101, 101L, 102, 102L, C106, C159, M185A; Chemistry and Biochemistry 153A, 153C, 153L; four additional upper division courses from the departmental list or from related departments selected with approval of the faculty adviser. All major courses must be taken for a letter grade, with a minimum overall 2.0 GPA in the major. A maximum of four units of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 199, taken for a letter grade, may be applied toward the major. Credit for 199 courses from other departments may not be applied.
Overall grade-point averages of 3.2 and 3.5 in the preparation for the major and major respectively are required to apply for departmental honors. In addition students must have junior standing and the sponsorship of a faculty adviser from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. The core of the program consists of three terms (minimum) of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 199H research, culminating in a thesis. If the thesis is accepted by the honors committee, students are awarded the bachelor's degree with departmental honors. The department also offers an honors seminar course each Spring Quarter for the elective program. For further information, contact the Student Affairs Office, 1602B Molecular Sciences.