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Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • B.S.: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Minor: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Course Listings

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Degree Requirements:

Major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (B.A.) - 54 credits

Required in Biology and Chemistry: Biology 170, 212, 310; Chemistry 121, 162, 201, 271, 372; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 400. Required in Related Departments Physics 200, Mathematics 201 or 131, plus one additional course from Mathematics 127, 202, 205, 227. (Note: Mathematics 201 is a pre-requisite for Mathematics 202 and 205.)

Major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (B.S.) - 79 credits

Required in Biology and Chemistry: Biology 170, 212, 310 and one additional biology course from 210, 215, 224, 227 or 316; Chemistry 121, 162, 201, 271, 281, 302, 311,372 and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology 400. Required in Related Departments Mathematics 201 and 202, Physics 200 and 218.

Minor in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology - 44 credits

Biology 310, Chemistry 201, 271, 372, plus two courses from Biology 210, 212, 215, 227 and 316. A student who satisfies this minor takes a minimum of five courses in chemistry (121, 162, 201, 271, 372) and four courses in biology (170, 310 and two from 210, 212, 215, 237, 316). The number of courses required in biology and chemistry for this minor makes it a reasonable minor only for the student majoring in biology or chemistry. For the biology or chemistry major, the BMB minor represents typically one to three additional courses beyond those cognates already required for a biology or chemistry major. A student is not allowed to minor in biology or chemistry if also completing the minor in biochemistry/molecular biology.

Honors in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Honors in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology requires an overall GPA of 3.5 and will require completion of the equivalent of 10 credits of research approved by the director of the program, culminating in a written thesis and public oral presentation, either at Wittenberg or a regional/national scientific meeting. A three-person committee, appointed by the director of the program, will evaluate the written thesis and conduct an oral examination. One member of the committee will normally be the project supervisor. The student is not required to have registered for credit of research but instead must have completed the equivalent of 10 credits (400 hours) of research activities.

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