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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 B.S./B.A. in biology or the B.S./B.A. in chemistry degree.
The Concentration requires completion of BI 101 - General Biology I or BI 113 - Fundamentals of Biology III , BI 205 - Genetics or BI 346 - Genetics , CH 322 - Metabolic Biochemistry , and CH 323 - Laboratory for CH 321 . Students must also choose one from each of the following categories: Cell Elective: either BI 404 - Cell Biology or BI 313 - Microbiology ; Molecular Elective: either BI 430 - Molecular Biology or CH 301 - Physical Chemistry I ; and Biochemistry Elective: either CH 321 - Structural Biochemistry or BI 325 - Ecological Biochemistry . Students must also complete 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 an approved external research experience that offers academic credit. A 2.0 GPA must be maintained in BMB courses for the concentration. An application form for the BMB concentration can be obtained from the biology department secretary or BMB Director.