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(ARCHIVE) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2001

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR PHILIP W. MOHR, in charge

Students in this major apply basic principles of chemistry and physics to the study of living cells and their components to explain biology at molecular, genetic, and cellular levels. Students will develop a strong foundation in quantitative and analytical biological sciences, including molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism, cell biology, and molecular genetics. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for advanced study leading to careers in research, medicine, and education, or to secure employment in biotechnology and health-related industries, including government, academic, and private laboratories.

For the B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MINOR: Students must take B M B 251(3), 252(3), 342(3), 400(3), 401(2), 402(3), and an additional 1-3 credits of B M B courses at the 400 level, for a total of 18-20 credits. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 95 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (74 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 013 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PSU 016(1)[1], (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 211 GN(4), 212 GN(4), 213 GN(2), 214 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
B M B 251(3)[1], 252(3), 342(3), BIOL 222(3), CHEM 036(2), 038(3), 039(3), MICRB 201(3)[1], 202(2)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 400(3), 401(2), 402(3), 443W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
B M B 445W(2), B M B 446(1), CHEM 451(3), 452(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 10 credits from department list A (Sem: 5-8)
Select 2-3 credits in the mathematical sciences from department list B (Sem: 5-8)
Select 8-9 credits from department list C (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 28-01-072

Review Date: 01/25/00 (General Education information updated)

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