Major

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) Curriculum was created in 2001 from a well-established program in Biochemistry, and is administered jointly by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry.  A major in BCMB consists of at least 16 courses, with flexibility in course selection in the upper-level.

Requirements for students graduating 2018, 2019, 2020

Introductory-Level Courses

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 112)
  • Foundations in Biology (BIOL 111)
  • Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology (BIOL 201)
  • Algebra Physics I (PHYS 107) or Calculus Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (MATH 111 or 107 & 108)

Intermediate-Level Courses

  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 211)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 212)
  • Cell Physiology (BIOL 305)
  • Genes & Genomes (BIOL 306)

Upper-Level Courses

  • Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB 303)
  • Principles of Biochemistry (BCMB 331)
    One of the following electives.
    • Biochemistry of Metabolism (BCMB 332)
    • Chemical Biology (BCMB 333)
    • Biophysical Chemistry (CHEM 334)

Independent Study

  • Introduction to Independent Study in BCMB (BCMB 401)
  • Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 451)
  • Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 452)
 

Requirements for students graduating after 2020

Introductory-Level Courses

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 112)
  • Foundations in Biology (BIOL 111)
  • Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology (BIOL 201)

 Intermediate-Level Courses

  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 211)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 212)
  •  Cell Physiology (BIOL 305)
  •  Genes & Genomes (BIOL 306)

Upper-Level Courses

  • Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB 303)
  • Principles of Biochemistry (BCMB 331)
    One of the following electives.
    • Biochemistry of Metabolism (BCMB 332)
    • Chemical Biology (BCMB 333)
    • Biophysical Chemistry (CHEM 334)

Quantitative Methods Course

  • Algebra Physics I (PHYS 107), Calculus Physics I (PHYS 111), or
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (MATH 111 or 107 & 108)

 Computational Methods Course

  • Scientific Computing (CSCI 100), Multimedia Computing (CSCI 102), or Bioinformatics (IDPT200-13)

 Independent Study

  •  Introduction to Independent Study in BCMB (BCMB 401)
  •  Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 451)
  •  Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 452)