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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Minor

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

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology minor provides a foundation in traditional biochemistry and an exploration of the current understanding of molecular biology. The fields of biochemistry and molecular biology are extensively interconnected and are taught in the context of the biology of the cell. Stated another way, the B M B minor is a substantial treatment of life processes at the molecular and cellular levels. The minor requires coursework in general biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. A required laboratory course exposes students to the basic techniques and instrumentation used in modern biochemistry and molecular biology laboratories. Students considering this minor should be comfortable with the study of chemistry.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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


PRESCRIBED COURSES: (29-30 credits)[1]
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 112 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
BMB 251(3), BMB 252(3), CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3) (Sem: 3-4)
BMB 400(2-3), BMB 401(3), BMB 402(3), BMB 442(3) (Sem: 5-6)

BIOL 222(3) or BIOL 322(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 0-3 credits of B M B courses at the 400-level (Sem: 7-8)

Note: BMB 408(1-2) and BMB 496(1-18) may not be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-000

Review Date: 04/14/2015



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