Why study biochemistry & molecular biology at UC Santa Cruz?
If you want to learn from world-renowned experts who study the science behind cancer, develop new “smart drug” delivery methods, remedy environmental pollutants, and invent new disease detection and medical imaging technologies, then our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is for you. Come join our inclusive culture. We want your undergraduate education to be immersed in real-world research that’s revealing the fundamental processes of life like never before.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree policies
Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Program Size: ~180 students
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9.9:1
If you intend to pursue graduate school or a professional career in the biotech or biomedical industry, our Biochemistry & Molecular Biology B.S. is for you. The undergraduate major is hands-on, eye-opening, and one of the most challenging at UC Santa Cruz. As a student, you’ll benefit from close faculty-student interaction, well-equipped laboratories, extensive independent research opportunities, and course offerings that integrate biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and physics.
How to apply
Undergraduate student admissions to UC Santa Cruz are handled through the University of California’s online application system. Be sure to review the steps you must take, and when, to ensure that your application is considered.