Dec 04, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS


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


Major Electives


Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Curriculum


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

First Year

                              
 MAJOR (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  or CHEM 350 - General Biochemistry I  - CHEM 351 - General 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 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.

*Students taking CHEM 350  must take CHEM 351  and those taking CHEM 450  must take CHEM 451 .