Degree Programs

 

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

Requirements
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
Two additional 200-300 level biology courses with mlecular emphasis chosen from:

BIOL 325 Medical Genetics, BIOL 326 Neuroscience, BIOL 342 Bioinformatics, BIOL 343 Microbiology, BIOL 345 Immunology, BIOL 348 Developmental Biology, 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 Medical Genetics or BIOL 342 Bioinformatics) is strongly recommended.

Chemistry courses
  • CHEM 131 and 132 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 231 and 232 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 320 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 330 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 331 and 332 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 333 Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • CHEM 431  Advanced Laboratory
Research*

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 495-496 Senior Seminar

Or:

  • 1-3 credits of CHEM 378 Chemistry Research
  • 1 credit of CHEM 476 Senior CapstoneThesis Report
  • four semesters of CHEM 394 Chemistry Seminar.

Or:

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

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

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.

Related Field Requirements

MATH 121-122 or MATH 118, 119, 122
PHYS 220 and 221 (or PHYS 231 and 232)

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