At which campus can I study this program?
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.
What is Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the study of the molecular basis of life. Biochemistry uses the principles of chemistry and physics to understand biological molecules, structures, and reactions. Molecular biology focuses on how biological molecules interact to form cells, organisms, and behaviors.
You Might Like This Program If...
You are interested in increasing your knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology, but do not want to complete a BMB major.
|Requirements for the Minor
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
|Molecular and Cell Biology I
|Molecular and Cell Biology II
|Molecular Biology of the Gene
|Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Molecular Cloning
|Chemical Principles I
|Chemical Principles II
|Organic Chemistry I
|Organic Chemistry II
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
|or BIOL 322
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
|Select 0-3 credits of B M B courses at the 400-level
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University Park, PA 16802