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Bachelor of Science in Biology/Course 7-A

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement [two subjects can be satisfied by 5.111, 5.112, or 3.091, and 7.012, 7.013, 7.014, 7.015, or 7.016 in the Departmental Program] 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied from among 5.12, 5.60(1) and 7.03 or 7.05 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 7.02J in the Departmental Program](2) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects 99–102
5.111 or 5.112 Principles of Chemical Science, 12, Chemistry (GIR)
3.091 Introduction to Solid-State Chemistry, 12, Chemistry (GIR)

5.12 Organic Chemistry I, 12, REST; Chemistry (GIR)

20.110J Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems,(1) 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
7.10J Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems,(1) 12; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), Physics I (GIR), Physics II (GIR)
5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics,(1) 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)

7.012, 7.013, 7.014, 7.015, or 7.016 Introductory Biology, 12, Biology (GIR)

7.02J Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication, 18, LAB, CI-M; Biology (GIR)
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, 15, LAB, CI-M; Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), 6.00, 18.03, 20.110J*

7.03 Genetics, 12, REST; Biology (GIR)

7.05 General Biochemistry, 12, REST; Biology (GIR)*
5.07 Biological Chemistry I, 12; 5.12

7.06 Cell Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05
Restricted Electives2 48
Three undergraduate-level 12-unit subjects offered by the Department of Biology for which 7.03 and/or 7.05 are prerequisites. Graduate-level subjects may not be used as restricted electives. Subjects that count as restricted electives are the following: 7.08J, 7.20J, 7.21, 7.22, 7.23, 7.25, 7.26, 7.27, 7.28, 7.29J, 7.30J, 7.31, 7.32J, 7.33, 7.35, 7.36, 7.37J, 7.38, 7.41, and 7.49J
One of the following CI-M subjects: 3.014, 5.36, 5.38, 7.19, 7.30J, 7.49J, 8.13, 9.02, 9.12, 10.26, 10.27, 10.28, 10.29, 20.380, or 6.021J.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (60)
Unrestricted Electives 90–93
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description.
(1) The department recommends 20.110J, 7.10J, or 5.60 to fulfill the biology requirements, but will also accept 2.005, 3.012, 8.044, or 10.213 as a substitution.
(2) 7.30J and 7.49J may be selected from either group, but neither subject can be selected from both groups.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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