Degree Programs

 

Students who complete the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with two majors; one in biology and one in chemistry.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The Biology Department requires each major to submit a contract to the department listing the courses that will be used to complete the degree. Degree contracts must be approved by the end of the second semester of the junior year or, in the case of upper-division transfer students, the end of the first semester of residence.

BIOLOGY COURSES
  • BIOL 200 Principles of Biology: Unity and Diversity 
  • BIOL 201 Principles of Biology II: Molecular/Cellular Biology and Genetics 
  • BIOL 239 Molecular Genetics and Heredity 
  • BIOL 338 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 344 Human Physiology or BIOL 334 Comparative Physiology or BIOL 326 Neuroscience or BIOL 345 Immunology
Two Additional 200-300 level biology courses with molecular emphasis chosen from:

BIOL 325 Medical Genetics, BIOL 326 Neuroscience, BIOL 342 Advanced Molecular Genetics and Genomics, BIOL 343 Microbiology, BIOL 345 Immunology, BIOL 348 Developmental Biology, CHEM 420 Advanced Biochemistry, BIOL 260 Topics in Biology or BIOL 360 Advanced Topics in Biology, with permission of a program advisor.

A course emphasizing topics in genetics (e.g., BIOL 325 or BIOL 342) is strongly recommended.

CHEMISTRY COURSES
  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 320 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 330 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 332 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 431 Advanced Laboratory

RESEARCH

Choose one of the following groups:

  • 6 credits of BIOL 499 Honors Research or 6 credits selected from one of the biology research courses (BIOL 403 to 460)
  • BIOL 394 Biology Seminar 
  • BIOL 495 Senior Seminar 
  • BIOL 496 Senior Seminar 

OR

  • 1-3 credits of CHEM 378 Chemistry Research (depending on chemistry degree track)
  • 1 credit of CHEM 476 Senior Capstone Thesis Report or 1 credit of CHEM 478 Senior Research and Thesis 
  • Three semesters of CHEM 394 Chemistry Seminar 
  • One semester of CHEM 494 Communication in Chemistry

OR

  • 6 credits of BLCM 460 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Chemistry
  • BIOL 394 or BIOL 495–BIOL 496 or four semesters of CHEM 394 

Note: Research topics must be approved by the departments of Biology and Chemistry.

RELATED FIELD REQUIREMENTS

MATHEMATICS
Choose one of the following groups:

  • MATH 121 Calculus I
  • MATH 122 Calculus II 

OR

  • MATH 118 Integrated Calculus I
  • MATH 119 Integrated Calculus II
  • MATH 122 Calculus II

PHYSICS
Choose one of the following groups:

  • PHYS 220 Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics II

OR

  • PHYS 231 General Physics I
  • PHYS 232 General Physics II

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