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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Fall 2010
End Date: Spring 2015

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: (17-18 credits)
B M B 251(3), B M B 252(3), B M B 442(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 400(2-3), B M B 401(3), B M B 402(3) (Sem: 5-6)

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

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


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-142

Review Date: 02/23/2010



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