Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

This program provides students with a broad background in the physical and life sciences, including biology at a molecular level and the chemical processes in living organisms; an understanding of how to conduct laboratory research, present their ideas and collaborate with other scientists; and critical thinking and problem-solving skills they can apply to a variety of challenges and careers.

Classification: Major
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The number of courses required for the major is 16 (59-63 semester hours).



Required Courses

All of the following (53-55 sem. hrs.)

  • BCS 398 Independent Research in Biology and Chemistry -or- BCS 290/390 Internship in Biology (2–4 sem. hrs)
  • BCS 403  Senior Seminar (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 130L Systems Biology: Biology of Organisms (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 201L Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 326L Genetics and Genomics (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 107L General Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 108L Chemical Analysis (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 213L Organic Chemistry I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 214L Organic Chemistry II (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 305 Physical Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 323L Biochemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 326 Biochemical Pathways (3 sem. hrs.)
  • MATH 111 Calculus I: Introduction to Calculus (4 sem. hrs.)
  • PHYS 111L Fundamentals of Physics I (4 sem. hrs.)

One additional 300-level course in chemistry (3-4 sem. hrs.)

One additional 300-level course in biology (4 sem. hrs.)

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