Course Description

INTRO: CELL&MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOL 005A

An intensive course designed to prepare for upper-division courses in cell and molecular biology. Covers biochemical, structural, metabolic, and genetic aspects of cells. Required for Biology majors; recommended for science majors desiring an introduction to biology.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Biology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Life Sciences (non-lab)

UC Merced:
Course Equivalence: UCR BIOL 005A & BIOL 005LA is Equivalent to UCM BIO 002 with Lab

UC Riverside:
Major Requirement: required for all Life Sciences Majors

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC: Biology GE requirement or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 course toward Analytic Methodologies ; ERC - 1 Natural Science

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area C after petition
Major Requirement: May be adequate as a substitution for introductory biology requirement in certain majors after petition; consult with major department advisor for more information.

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SI

Prerequisites

BIOL 05LA (may be taken concurrently) or BIOL 020 (may be taken concurrently) with grades of 'C-' or better; CHEM 001A and CHEM 01LA with grades of 'C-' or better or CHEM 01HA and CHEM 1HLA with grades of 'C-' or better; consent of instructor is required for students repeating the course

Course Fees

Proctoring of online exams will be paid by the student directly to the online proctoring service. These are typically around $20 per exam-hour, for a total of around $100 (1 hour for each of three midterms, and two hours for the final).

Course Creator

Morris Maduro
Professor Maduro is a developmental geneticist in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UCR. He has taught Intro Cell/Molecular Biology to thousands of students since joining the UC Riverside faculty in 2003. Professor Maduro is a developmental geneticist in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UCR. He has taught Intro Cell/Molecular Biology to thousands of students since joining the UC Riverside faculty in 2003.
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