Major

BCMB Major Information

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.

Course Requirements for the BCMB Major

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)

One Quantitative Methods Course (choose one from the following options)

  • Algebra Physics (PHYS 107)
  • Calculus Physics (PHYS 111)
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (MATH 111)
  • Calculus with Algebra A (MATH 107) and B (MATH 108)

One Computational Methods Course (choose one from the following options)

  • Computational Biology (BIOL 345)
  • Computational Genomics (BIOL 39907)
  • Scientific Computing (CSCI 100)

 Independent Study

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