Independent Minds, Working Together

Major

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) Curriculum was created in 2001 from a well-established program in Biochemistry, and is administered jointly by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry.  A major in BCMB consists of at least 16 courses, with flexibility in course selection in the upper-level.

Introductory-Level Courses

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 120)
  • Foundations in Biology (BIOL 200)
  • Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology (BIOL 201)
  • Foundations of Physics (PHYS 203 or 101)
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (MATH 111 or 107 & 108)

Intermediate-Level Courses

  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 211)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 212)
  • Cell Physiology (BIOL 305)
  • Genes & Genomes (BIOL 306)

Upper-Level Courses

  • Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB 303)
  • Principles of Biochemistry (BCMB 331)
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism (BCMB 332)
  • Chemical Biology (BCMB 333)
  • Biophysical Chemistry (CHEM 399)

Independent Study

  • Introduction to Independent Study in BCMB (BCMB 401)
  • Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 451)
  • Independent Study Thesis (BCMB 452)