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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major—BA
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major—BS

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major—BA
(a minimum of 53 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001 General Biology I (4)

BIO 133 Molecular Cell Biology (4)

BIO 135 Genetics (4)

BIO 136 Developmental Biology (4) or
BIO 175 Neurobiology (4) or
BIO 181 Immunology (4)

CHEM 017–018 General Chemistry I and II (4; 4)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II (4; 4)

BIOC 141 Protein Chemistry and Enzymology (3)

BIOC 142 Metabolism and Proteomics (3)

BIOC 143 Analytical Biochemistry (3)

PHYS 061–062 General Physics I and II (4; 4)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (4) or
CHEM 191 Senior Seminar (4)

Note: Students are required to complete BIO 135 and at least one upper-division Biology Department course prior to taking BIO 191.

Biochemistry and molecular biology majors may elect additional upper-division biology and chemistry courses to emphasize a specific area of biology or chemistry.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major—BS
(a minimum of 43 semester course credits) and general BS requirements

Required:

BIO 133 Molecular Cell Biology (4)

BIO 135 Genetics (4)

Two additional upper-division Biology Department courses

at least one of which must be:
BIO 136 Developmental Biology (4) or
BIO 175 Neurobiology (4) or
BIO 181 Immunology (4)

BIOC 141 Protein Chemistry and Enzymology (3)

BIOC 142 Metabolism and Proteomics (3)

BIOC 143 Analytical Biochemistry (3)

CHEM 105–106 Organic Chemistry I and II (4; 4)

CHEM 136 Thermodynamics (3)

Senior Requirement:

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (4) or
CHEM 191 Senior Seminar (4)

Note: Students are required to complete BIO 135 and at least one upper-division Biology Department course prior to taking BIO 191.

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Last Updated: 3/1/16