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Science, Eberly College

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 - UCA

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - ARCHIVE

University Park, Eberly College of Science (B M B)

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.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, a student must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average, and 2) completed CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), and MATH 140 GQ(4); and earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

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

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)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 95 credits[86]
(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], CHEM 013 GN(3)[1], CHEM 014 GN(1)[1], CHEM 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4), PSU 016(1), (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
B M B 251(3)[85], B M B 252(3)[85], B M B 342(3), BIOL 222(3), CHEM 036(2), CHEM 038(3), CHEM 039(3), MICRB 201(3)[85], MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 400(3), B M B 401(2), B M B 402(3), B M B 443W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
B M B 445W(2), B M B 446(1), CHEM 451(3), CHEM 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.
[85] To graduate, a grade of C or better is required in two of the following courses: MICRB 201, B M B/MICRB 251, B M B/MICRB 252.
[86] To graduate, a grade of C or better is required in 9 credits of any B M B or MICRB 400-level course except B M B 443W, B M B 444, B M B 445W, B M B 446, B M B 495, B M B 496, MICRB 421W, MICRB 422, MICRB 447, MICRB 495, MICRB 496.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-113

Review Date: 11/25/03

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