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Curriculum

Recommended Electives

Minor in BCBP

Undergraduate Curriculum

First Year
Fall Credit hours
MATH-1010 Calculus I..........................................4
CHEM-1110 Chemistry I With Advanced Lab*............4
BIOL-1010 Intro. To Biology ...............................4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Spring Credit hours
MATH-1020 Calculus II .......................................4
CHEM-1200 Chemistry II .....................................4
Elective ............................................4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Second Year
Fall Credit hours
CHEM-2250 Organic Chemistry I ........................3
CHEM-2230 Organic Chemistry Lab I ..................1
PHYS-1100 Physics I ...........................................4
Quantitative Option ........................4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Spring Credit hours
CHEM-2260 Organic Chemistry II ........................3
CHEM-2200 Organic Chemistry Lab II .................1
PHYS-1200 Physics II ..........................................4
BIOL-4620 Molecular Biology** ...........................4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Third Year
Fall Credit hours
BCBP-4760 Molecular Biochemistry I..................4
Laboratory Option............................4
CHEM-2440 Physical Chem. for Life Sci.***............4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Spring Credit hours
BCBP-4770 Molecular Biochemistry II ................4
Elective ............................................4
Elective ............................................4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. .............................4

Fourth Year
Fall Credit hours
Molec. Biophysics Module ...............4
BCBP-4990 Senior Research Thesis****.........4
Elective.............................................4
Elective ............................................4

Spring Credit hours
Molec. Biophysics Module ...............4
Elective ............................................4
Elective.............................................4
Elective ............................................4

*Students may substitute CHEM-1100 for CHEM-1110.

** Molecular Biology may be taken in the spring of the third year.

*** Students may substitute CHEM-4450 and CHEM-4460.

**** Students may substitute for Senior Research Thesis any 4000 or 6000 level BCBP, BIOL or CHEM course that is not a required course or one used to fulfill the Laboratory Option or the requirement for 2 Molecular Biophysics Modules.

Humanites and Social Science (H&SS) courses should minimally add up to 24 credits.

Molecular Biophysics Modules (Choose 2)

BCBP-4810 Biological Spectroscopy
BCBP-4310 Genetic Engineering
BCBP-4780 Protein Folding
BCBP-4870 Protein Structure Determination
BCBP-4640 Proteomics

Quantitative Option (Choose 1)

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I
CSCI-1010 Intro. to Computer Programming
MATH-2010 Multivariable Calculus and Matrix Algebra
MATH-2400 Intro. to Differential Equations
MATH-4720 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology

Laboratory Option (Choose 1)

BCBP-4710 Biochemistry Laboratory
BIOL-4720 Molecular Biology Lab.

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