Major in Biochemistry, BS (Non-teaching, 57-60 credits)

 
Core Requirements (35 credits)    
BMS 102 Introduction to Biomolecular Science 3  
BMS 103 Introduction to Biomolecular Science Laboratory 1  
BMS 190 Introduction to Research I 0.5  
BMS 201 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4  
BMS 290 Introduction to Research II 0.5  
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3  
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1  
CHEM 163 General Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1  
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry 4  
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3  
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1  
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1  
CHEM 316 Spectrometric Identification     
  of Organic Compounds 3  
CHEM 320 Biophysical Chemistry 3  
       
Directed Electives (13-16 credits)    
One course chosen from:    
BMS 306 Genetics 4  
BMS 307 Genomics 4  
BMS 311 Cell Biology 4  
BMS 316 Microbiology 4  
       
and 6-8 additional credits chosen from the 300-level BMS courses listed above or from the following:
BMS 415 Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular, and   
  Physiological Biology 3  
BMS 490 Topics in Biomolecular Sciences 3  
BMS 495 Capstone in Molecular Biology 4  
BIO 416 Immunology 3  
BIO 449  Plant Physiology 3  
BIO 450 Investigations in Plant Physiology 1  
       
and 3-4 additional credits in chemistry from the following:    
CHEM 402 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 4  
CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry 3  
CHEM 456 Toxicology 3  
CHEM 459 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3  
CHEM 485 Topics in Chemistry 3  
       
Research Requirements (2 credits)    
Two credits of research chosen from any of BMS 390, 491, CHEM 238, or 438 (although a two-semester sequence of BMS 390 and 491, or CHEM 238 and 438 is strongly encouraged). BMS 391 (Internship in biomolecular sciences, 1-3 credits) may be used as a substitution for part or all of the independent research requirement.
       
Capstone Courses (7 credits)    
CHEM 458  Advanced Biochemistry 3  
and one of the following courses, to be taken with the accompanying lab:
BMS 496 Capstone in Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic    
  Regulation 3  
and      
BMS 497 Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic Regulation    
  Laboratory 1  
   or      
CHEM 354 Biochemistry 3  
and      
CHEM 455 Biochemistry/Laboratory 1  
       
Related Requirements (12 credits)    
MATH 152 Calculus I 4  
PHYS 125 University Physics I 4  
and      
PHYS 126 University Physics II 4  
   or      
PHYS 121 General Physics I 4  
and      
PHYS 122 General Physics II 4  

Students must also maintain a student portfolio (see below). These related requirement courses may also be counted to fulfill appropriate portions of the student's general education program. No minor is required for this major.

Portfolio Requirement
The portfolio requirement will be formally introduced to students during the BMS 190 and 290 introductory courses. Minimally, the student portfolio must include a current resume, a current Student Graduation Evaluation or transcript, a planned program of academic study, a narrative describing the student's goals for undergraduate education and graduate educational or career plans, abstracts of all completed independent study projects, and writing samples from one or more upper-level courses in the major. To fulfill the portfolio requirement, the student portfolio must be reviewed with one or more faculty members:

  • As a course requirement in BMS 190 and 290;
  • As a required component of independent student research projects; and
  • Prior to graduation, as evidenced by submission of a Portfolio Requirement Completed form to the chair of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences.

500-Level Course Options
Undergraduate students who use the form, Enrollment in 500 Level Courses by Undergraduates, and who have at least 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher may (with the approval of the advisor, instructor, appropriate department chair and dean, School of Graduate Studies, and with appropriate prerequisites) substitute either of the following 500-level BMS courses for BMS courses listed in the directed elective portion of the major program, and the following CHEM course in place of one of the 400-level CHEM courses listed in the directed elective portion of the major program:

BMS 562         Developmental Biology                                             3

BMS 570         Advanced Genetics                                                  3

CHEM 551       Topics in Biochemistry                                            3

Major in Biochemistry, BS (Non-teaching, 57-60 credits)

 
Core Requirements (35 credits)    
BMS 102 Introduction to Biomolecular Science 3  
BMS 103 Introduction to Biomolecular Science Laboratory 1  
BMS 190 Introduction to Research I 0.5  
BMS 201 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4  
BMS 290 Introduction to Research II 0.5  
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3  
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1  
CHEM 163 General Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1  
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry 4  
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3  
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1  
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3  
CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1  
CHEM 316 Spectrometric Identification     
  of Organic Compounds 3  
CHEM 320 Biophysical Chemistry 3  
       
Directed Electives (13-16 credits)    
One course chosen from:    
BMS 306 Genetics 4  
BMS 307 Genomics 4  
BMS 311 Cell Biology 4  
BMS 316 Microbiology 4  
       
and 6-8 additional credits chosen from the 300-level BMS courses listed above or from the following:
BMS 415 Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular, and   
  Physiological Biology 3  
BMS 490 Topics in Biomolecular Sciences 3  
BMS 495 Capstone in Molecular Biology 4  
BIO 416 Immunology 3  
BIO 449  Plant Physiology 3  
BIO 450 Investigations in Plant Physiology 1  
       
and 3-4 additional credits in chemistry from the following:    
CHEM 402 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 4  
CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry 3  
CHEM 456 Toxicology 3  
CHEM 459 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3  
CHEM 485 Topics in Chemistry 3  
       
Research Requirements (2 credits)    
Two credits of research chosen from any of BMS 390, 491, CHEM 238, or 438 (although a two-semester sequence of BMS 390 and 491, or CHEM 238 and 438 is strongly encouraged). BMS 391 (Internship in biomolecular sciences, 1-3 credits) may be used as a substitution for part or all of the independent research requirement.
       
Capstone Courses (7 credits)    
CHEM 458  Advanced Biochemistry 3  
and one of the following courses, to be taken with the accompanying lab:
BMS 496 Capstone in Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic    
  Regulation 3  
and      
BMS 497 Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics, and Metabolic Regulation    
  Laboratory 1  
   or      
CHEM 354 Biochemistry 3  
and      
CHEM 455 Biochemistry/Laboratory 1  
       
Related Requirements (12 credits)    
MATH 152 Calculus I 4  
PHYS 125 University Physics I 4  
and      
PHYS 126 University Physics II 4  
   or      
PHYS 121 General Physics I 4  
and      
PHYS 122 General Physics II 4  

Students must also maintain a student portfolio (see below). These related requirement courses may also be counted to fulfill appropriate portions of the student's general education program. No minor is required for this major.

Portfolio Requirement
The portfolio requirement will be formally introduced to students during the BMS 190 and 290 introductory courses. Minimally, the student portfolio must include a current resume, a current Student Graduation Evaluation or transcript, a planned program of academic study, a narrative describing the student's goals for undergraduate education and graduate educational or career plans, abstracts of all completed independent study projects, and writing samples from one or more upper-level courses in the major. To fulfill the portfolio requirement, the student portfolio must be reviewed with one or more faculty members:

  • As a course requirement in BMS 190 and 290;
  • As a required component of independent student research projects; and
  • Prior to graduation, as evidenced by submission of a Portfolio Requirement Completed form to the chair of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences.

500-Level Course Options
Undergraduate students who use the form, Enrollment in 500 Level Courses by Undergraduates, and who have at least 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher may (with the approval of the advisor, instructor, appropriate department chair and dean, School of Graduate Studies, and with appropriate prerequisites) substitute either of the following 500-level BMS courses for BMS courses listed in the directed elective portion of the major program, and the following CHEM course in place of one of the 400-level CHEM courses listed in the directed elective portion of the major program:

BMS 562         Developmental Biology                                             3

BMS 570         Advanced Genetics                                                  3

CHEM 551       Topics in Biochemistry                                            3

 

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