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2012-2013 Academic Catalogue 
2012-2013 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Concentration and Health Sciences Focus

The Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a collaborative effort between the biology and chemistry departments and is designed for the biology, chemistry, or other science or engineering majors who wish to emphasize biochemical or molecular issues in their studies. It is also designed to offer students undergraduate research opportunities in these areas. This option does not change the credit hours needed for the BS/BA in biology or the BS/BA in chemistry degrees. The Concentration requires completion of Introductory Biology I (BI 101 ), Genetics (BI 205 ), Cell Biology (BI 404 ), Structural Biochemistry (CH 321 ), Molecular Biochemistry (CH 322 ), Biochemistry Laboratory (CH 323 ), either Molecular Biology (BI 430 ) or Physical Chemistry I (CH 301 ), and two semesters (4 credits minimum) of research experience in an approved area of biology or chemistry. The research experience may be obtained through thesis research, independent research, summer research, a combination of these experiences, or fulfilling the department’s Capstone requirement. A 2.0 GPA must be maintained in BMB courses for the concentration. Permission to participate in the program must be obtained from the student’s Department Head and the BMB Director. An application form for the BMB concentration can be obtained from the Biology Department secretary, or on line through the BMB website.

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