Degree Requirements

The catalog is the document of record for major and program requirements. It is updated annually.

Students may follow the degree requirements from either the UCSC General Catalog published at the time of entering UCSC or subsequent catalog(s). Students need not follow a catalog in its entirety, but may elect to follow different catalog years for their college requirements, university and general education requirements, the requirements of their major(s), and the requirements of any minor(s). The catalog year will initially be set for the first year of enrollment at UCSC. Students may elect to follow major or minor requirements from other catalog years(s) when filing the Petition for Declaration of Major/Minor.

Following are the degree requirements as listed in the 2021-2022 Catalog:


How to navigate to catalog*Click on the major(s) you are interested in below. Then use the screen shot to navigate to the course requirement information. 

Chemistry B.S. link chemistry-ba
chemistry-bs-biochemistry-concentration biochemistrymolecularbiology


Archive of Previous Years' General Catalogs

Note:  All Major Classes must be taken for a letter grade.