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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B) - Archive

Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B) - Archive


Students in this major apply basic principles of chemistry and physics to the study of living systems and their components to describe and explain biology at a molecular, genetic and cellular level. Students are trained in a broad base of quantitative, analytical biological sciences, including molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism, cell biology, and molecular genetics. The curriculum is designed to prepare students either to pursue advanced degrees and careers in research, medicine, and education, or to secure employment in biotechnology and health-related industries or government, academic or precut 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 or B M B courses at the 400 level, with the exception of B M B 408 or 496, for a total of 18-20 credits.

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

(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

B M B 010(1)[1], CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 013 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 203 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
B M B 251(3)[1], 252(3), 342(3), BIOL 222(3), CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 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(3), CHEM 451(3), 452(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 2-3 credits in mathematical sciences from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 5-6 credits from department list A (Sem: 5-8)
Select at least 5 credits from department list B (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6-8 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.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-124

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)


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