Student Portfolio in Biomolecular Sciences

The Portfolio Requirement in Biomolecular Sciences will be formally introduced to students during the BMS 190 and 290 introductory core component of all major programs in Biomolecular Sciences. Minimally, the Student Portfolio must include a current resume, a current Student Graduation Evaluation or transcript, a planned program of academic study (program sheets available from the Biomolecular Sciences Department), a narrative describing the student’s goals for undergraduate education and graduate educational or career plans, abstracts of all independent study projects completed, and writing samples from one or more upper-level courses in the major.

Here are links to descriptions of two of these Portfolio tasks:

To fulfill the Portfolio Requirement in Biomolecular Sciences, the Student Portfolio must be reviewed with one or more faculty members in Biomolecular Sciences:

  1. as a course requirement in BMS 190 and 290,
  2. as a required component of all BMS 390, 391, or 491 independent studies or internships, and
  3. prior to application for graduation, as evidenced by submission of a "Portfolio Requirement Completed" form (available from the Biomolecular Sciences Department and signed by the major advisor) to the Biomolecular Sciences Chair.

Here are links (in two formats) to the BMS Student Portfolio Checklist: