The MIMG degree program offers 2 options by which undergraduates can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. These options are known as Path 1 and Path 2. The requirements for each path depend on the individual student’s desire to pursue either a guided, team-oriented inquiry-based laboratory experience (Path 1) or an advanced, independent research experience in consultation with a faculty mentor (Path 2).

All students entering the Pre-MIMG major will be Path 1. To be admitted to Path 2, the student must be researching in a MIMG, MCDB, or Biological Chemistry lab; have a GPA of at least 3.0; and, submit an application for consideration. Students must apply for Path 2 no later than Winter quarter of third year, however exceptions may be made for transfers. Consult with the academic advisor, Juana Escobar for more information on the application process.

PATH 1  
Foundation Courses
Quarter Offered Class Units
All Chem 153-A 4
All Chem 153B- Molecular Biology 4
OR
SMIMG 132- Cell Biology of Nucleus 4
All LS107- Genetics 4
F, WMIMG 101- Intro Microbiology5
W, SMIMG 185A- Immunology 5
LABORATORY REQUIREMENT(Choose 1pair)
Quarter Offered Class Units
F+W, Sp+FMIMG 103AL+103BL (virus) 5+4
F+W, W+SpMIMG 109AL+109BL (bacteria) 5+4
F+WMCDB C150+150AL4+4
FOCUS ELECTIVES ( Choose 2 Classes)
Quarter Offered Class Units
All Chem 153L- Biochem Lab 4
F, W, Sp MCDB 138- Develop. Bio 5
F, W, Sp MCDB 165A- Bio of Cells 5
WMIMG 102-Virology 4
FMIMG 105-Biological Microscopy4
SpMIMG 132- Cell Bio of Nucleus 4
WMIMG CM156- Human Genetics 4
WMIMG 158- Microbial Genomics 4
FMIMG 168- Parasitology 4
GENERAL ELECTIVES (4 units)
Quarter Offered Class Units
Any remaining focus elective
These MIMG classes:
SpMIMG C122 Mouse Mol Gen 2
WMIMG 191H Dept Honors 2
All MIMG 198 Dept Honors Res 4
All MIMG 199 Research 4
SPMIMG185b2
Approved Non-MIMG courses from the General Electives list
Path 2  
Foundation Courses
Quarter Offered Class Units
All Chem 153-A - Biochemistry 4
All Chem 153B- Biochemistry 24
OR
SMIMG 132- Cell Biology of Nucelus 4
All LS107 Genetics 4
F,WMIMG 101- Intro Microbio4
W, SMIMG 185- Immunology 4
LAB REQUIREMENT (Take all 4 )
Quarter Offered Class Units
W+Sp, Sp+FMIMG 196A+MIMG 180A4+2
W+Sp, Sp+FMIMG 196B+MIMG 180B4+2
FOCUS ELECTIVES (Choose 2 Classes)
Quarter Offered Class Units
All CHEM 153L- Biochem Lab4
F,W, SpMCDB 138- Develop. Bio 5
F, W, SpMCDB 165A- Bio of Cells 5
WMIMG 102- Virology 4
SpMIMG 132- Cell Bio of Nucleus4
WMIMG CM156- Human Genetics 4
WMIMG 158- Microbial Genomics 4
FMIMG 168- Parasitology4
GENERAL ELECTIVES (4units) 4
Any remaining Focus Elective
These MIMG classes:
SpMIMG C122 Mouse Mol Gen 2
WMIMG 191H Dept Honors 2
All MIMG 198 Dept Honors Res 4
Approved Non- MIMG courses from the General Elective list
SMIMG 185B- Advanced Immunology 2