MBB Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue an MBB minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BISC 101 4 General Biology 1   Required B-Sci
BISC 102 4 General Biology 2   Required B-Sci
BISC 202 3 Genetics BISC 101, BISC 102 Pre-Req for many Upper Division courses
CHEM 121 4 General Chemistry and Laboratory 1 Recommended Co-Req: MATH 151, PHYS 120 Required Q, B-Sci
CHEM 122 2 General Chemistry 2 CHEM 121. Recommended Co-Req: MATH 152, PHYS 121 Required Q
CHEM 126 2 General Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
CHEM 281 4 Organic Chemistry 1 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
CHEM 282 2 Organic Chemistry 2 CHEM 281 Required Q
CHEM 286 2 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 281. Co-Req: CHEM 282 Required Q
MBB 222 3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry CHEM 281 Required  
MBB 231 3 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281. Co-Req or Pre-Req: CHEM 282 Required  
PHYS 120 3 Mechanics and Modern Physics Co-Req: MATH 151 Required Q, B-Sci
PHYS 121 3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 120. Co-Req: MATH 152 Required Q, B-Sci

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
MBB 331 3 Molecular Biology MBB 231, BISC 202 Pre-Req for MBB 441  
MBB 342 3 Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics MBB 231, BISC 202, 3 units of CMPT Pre-Req for MBB 441  
MBB 441 3 Bioinformatics MBB 331, MBB 342 Recommended  
Total: 9        
Required: 14        

Synergy

Molecular biologists and biochemists generates a lot of data, and statistics allows them to make sense of this data and draw conclusions from it. One particularly interesting field is statistical genetics, where statisticians try to make sense of the vast amount of information contained in a genome.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Geneticist
  • Quality Control Microbiology Analyst