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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS


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For more information about this program, visit the websites for the Biology and Chemistry departments.


Major Electives


Choose one of the following:


BIOL 250  - Microbiology
BIOL 344  - Principles of Immunology
BIOL 350  - (W: lab only) Cellular Biology

Choose two of the following:


BCMB 464 - Molecular Biology of Cancer  
BCMB 493 - Undergraduate Research  (may be an internship if approved by BCMB Advisory Board
BIOL 245  - (W: lab only) General Physiology
BIOL 250  - Microbiology
BIOL 344  - Principles of Immunology
BIOL 350  - (W: lab only) Cellular Biology
BIOL 351  - Developmental Biology
BIOL 358  - Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL 364  - Virology
CHEM 455 - Chemical Toxicology  
CHEM 360 - Biophysical Chemistry I  
CHEM 370 - Instrumental Analysis  

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                       
MAJOR (GE NSCI)                CHEM 112-113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L   4.5 4.5
MAJOR BIOL 141 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology with Lab 1BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology with Lab 1 4.5 4.5
COGNATE MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I     4
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 6    
MAJOR BCMB 290 - Seminar 2   1
GE FREE FREE ELECT 3  
    15 14

Second Year

   
MAJOR CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L  – CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L   4.5 4.5
MAJOR BIOL 361  - Molecular Biology I   5
MAJOR BCMB 290 - Seminar 2   1
MAJOR BIOL ELECT – Biology Elective3 3-5  
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective 3  
GE FREE FREE ELECT - Free Elective 3  
    16.5-18.5 16.5

Third Year

   
MAJOR CHEM 450 - Biochemistry I  – CHEM 451 - Biochemistry II   3 3
MAJOR BIOL/CHEM ELECT- Biology/Chemistry Elective4 3-4.5  
COGNATE PHYS 120/PHYS 120L - (E) General Physics I  – PHYS 121/PHYS 121L - (E) General Physics II   4 4
GE T/RS – PHIL T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  – PHIL 210 - Ethics    3 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT – Social Behavioral Elective   3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective   3
COGNATE ELECT COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective5 3  
    16 - 17.5 16

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR BCMB 490 - Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Capstone     3
MAJOR BCMB 440 - Proteomics     3
MAJOR BIOL 362  - (W: lab only) Molecular Biology II 5  
MAJOR BIOL/CHEM ELECT – Biology/Chemistry Elective3   3-5
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELEC - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT – T/RS Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT –   Free Elective 6  
    17 12-14
 

Total: 123-128.5 Credits

1Successful completion of BIOL 141  and 142  satisfies the EP requirement.

2 BCMB 290  is required twice; suggest taken Freshman and Sophomore years.  (Junior year for transfer students is still an option.)

3BIOL 250 , BIOL 344  or BIOL 350 .

4In the third and fourth years, students must complete two of the following courses: BCMB 493 ; BIOL 245 , BIOL 250 , BIOL 344 , BIOL 350 , BIOL 351 , BIOL 358 , BIOL 364 ; CHEM 455 , CHEM 360 , CHEM 370 .

5 Cognate elective will be chosen from the following: BIOL 379 , MATH 204 , MATH 310 , MATH 463 .

6The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

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