Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors for Undergraduates

The Department offers a number of majors and concentrations for undergraduate students interested in the study of Chemistry and Biochemistry. For more information related to the degree requirements for these majors, please view the following:

Majors within the Department:

Biochemistry Upper-Division Electives:

Concentrations & Specializations:

These degree programs will prepare students for a number of different options after graduation, including Chemistry- and Biochemistry-related careers in industry or graduate study in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry also provide excellent preparation for medical, pharmacy, dental, and veterinary school.


If you are a prospective student and you are interested in studying Chemistry or Biochemistry at UCLA, you may either declare your major when you apply to the university or you may enter as undeclared and declare your major at a later date. In the College of Letters & Sciences, the applicant’s chosen major is not considered as part of the selection process.

For more information on admissions, please visit the UCLA Admissions site.

Transfer Information

If you are a transfer student or you have taken courses at another institution, your academic coursework may be transferable. If you attended another University of California campus, a California State University, or a California community college, you may use to determine the transferability of your courses.

General Catalog

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Schedule of Classes

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Financial Aid

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