Requirements for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Note: These requirements apply to those students matriculating after the

Fall 2008 semester.

Chemistry Core (31 Hours)

CH 123/124 Chemistry I, Lecture and Lab(5)

CH 126/127 Chemistry II, Lecture and Lab(5)

CH 572/573 Organic Chemistry I, Lecture and Lab (5)

CH 574/575Organic Chemistry II, Lecture and Lab (5)

CH 660/661 Biochemistry I, Lecture and Lab (5)

CH 620 Elements of Physical Chemistry (3)

CH 662 Biochemistry II (3)

Chemistry Core Total: 7 courses, 31 credit hrs

Biology Core (22 hours)

GB 140/141 Principles of Biology, Lecture and Lab (4)

GB 425 General Genetics (3)

MC 350/351 Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lecture and Lab (4)

MC 520 Molecular Genetics (3)

MC 540 Cell Biology (3)

MC 549/550 Immunology, Lecture and Lab (5)

Biology Core Total: 6 courses, 22 credit hrs

Additional Requirements (11 hrs)

  • CH 765 or MC 765    Advanced Biotechnology Lab     (4 hrs)
  • CH 479 or MC 409    Undergraduate Research  (2 hrs)
  • CH480 or GB 470     Seminar (1 hr)
  • BMB Electives:   Students must choose a minimum of 2 additional elective courses in chemistry or biology, totaling at least four hours.
  • Calculus:  One semester (preferably Basic Calculus, MA 165, 5 hours)
  • Physics:  One year, 10 hrs

General Education

Students must also complete the university-wide general education curriculum for students earning a bachelor of science degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Recommended Course Sequence for BMB Major

FALL

SPRING

Freshman (15 hrs)

   (16 hrs)

CH 123 (3)   Chemistry I   MWF 9-10

CH 126 (3)   Chemistry II   MWF 2-3

CH 124 (2)   Chemistry I Lab  T 9-10 / R 9-12

CH 127 (2)   Chemistry II Lab  T 2-5 / R 2-3

GB 140 (3)    Princ. of Biology   MWF 10-11

MA 165 (5)   Basic Calculus   MTWRF 1-2

GB 141 (1)    Princ. of Bio. Lab   R 2-5

EG 102 (3)    English Composition II

EG 101 (3)    English Composition I

GE Elective (3)

GE Elective (3)                 

 
   

Sophomore     (16 hrs)

(17 hrs)

CH 572 (3)   Organic I  MWF 2-3

CH 574 (3)   Organic II  MWF 2-3

CH 573 (2)   Organic I Lab  TR 2-5

CH 575 (2)   Organic II Lab  TR 2-5

PH 140 (3)    College Physics I     MWF 8-9

PH 143 (3)    College Physics II  MWF 8-9

PH 141 (2)    College Physics I Lab   TR 8-10

PH 144 (2)    College Physics II Lab  TR 8-10

SP 100/101 (3)   Speech / Interper. Comm.

GB 425 (3)   Genetics  MWF 10-11

GE elective (3)

GE Elective (3)

   
   

Junior     (15 hrs)

   (14-17 hrs)

CH 660 (3)   Biochemistry I   MWF 11-12

CH 662 (3)   Biochemistry II   MWF 11-12

CH 661 (2)   Biochemistry Lab   T 12-1 / R 1-5

CH 620 (3)   Elem. of Phys. Chem.   MWF 1-2

MC 540 (3)  Cell Biology  MWF 1-2

BMB Elective (3-5)  (e.g. A&P for pre-med)

MC 350 (3)  Mol. & Cell. Biol.   TR 9:30-11

GE Electives   (5-6)

MC 351 (1)  Mol. & Cell. Biol.    TR 11-12

 

GE Elective (3)              

 
   

Senior      (15-16 hrs)

    (17 hrs)

MC 549 (3)   Immunology    MWF 1-2

CH/MC 765 (4) Advanced Biotechnology Lab.     

MC 550 (2)   Immunology Lab    R 1-5 / T 12-1

MC 520 (3)   Molecular Genetics   MWF 9-10

Research (1)

Research (1)

Seminar (0-1)

Seminar (1)

GE Electives    (9)         

Electives  (8)                   

   
  • Listed class meeting times are from published course schedules from the 2007 calendar year. 
  • Sequencing of chemistry biology, and physics courses for the first 5 semesters is crucial, especially for premed students preparing for the MCAT.
  • Assuming all BMB electives are at 300 level or above, this gives 50+ hrs of 300­ coursework.

Sequencing of chemistry biology, and physics courses for the first 5 semesters is crucial, especially for pre-med students preparing for the MCAT.

Any questions about this major or its curriculum can be addressed to Dr. Scott Crupper