BIO 130 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

A concept-driven survey course designed to provide broad introduction to the biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics include: structure/function; relationships of biological macromolecules; the roles of such molecules in cellular metabolism and membrane biology; molecular biology of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; the cell cycle; elementary genetics; and cellular communication. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites may be taken concurrently with this course.


4 units


CHEM 120, CHEM 130 or permission of instructor


BIO 130L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science