The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offered jointly with the Department of Biology, and meets the needs of students preparing for graduate studies at the interface of chemistry and biology. Course offerings in this program are balanced between Chemistry and Biology, whereas the B.S. in Biochemistry coursework is primarily in Chemistry.
I. Departmental Requirements
A. At least 47 credits in chemistry and biology, distributed as follows:
- Core Courses. BIOL 1311, 1111, 2312, 2112, 3413, 3474, CHEM 1318, 1118, 2319, 2119, 2320, 2220, 3330, 2130, 3131, 3334, and 4340; BIOL 3000 or CHEM 3000 (1 semester).
- Advanced Electives. Two courses chosen from the following list (representing two different departments): BIOL 3450, 3458, 3466, CHEM 3432, 4346, 4347, or the combination of 3321 and 3121, PHYS 3311.
II. University Requirements
Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 124 credit hours.
How to apply
Full acceptance is granted if the following requirements are met at the time of application:
- Completion of CHEM 1318, 1118, 2319, 2119 and BIOL 1311, 1111, 2312, 2112 with grades of C or better.
- Completion of MATH 1311 with a grade of C or better.
- A grade point average of at least 2.0 on all other university work.
Provisional acceptance may be granted if it is apparent that an applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by the end of the semester in which application is made. A BCMB major may not minor in either Biology or Chemistry.
Students may undertake honors under the direction of faculty in either the Biology or Chemistry Departments. The procedures and requirements will be determined by the department affiliation of the research mentor. These are described in the Biology and Chemistry sections of this bulletin.