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Biochemistry - Biophysics Option

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Biochemistry - Biophysics Option (120 Credits)

A student may be admitted to a School of Molecular Biosciences Biochemistry major upon making their intention known to the department. To remain in good standing, a student must meet the following two requirements:

  • Complete BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, MBIOS 301, MBIOS 303, MBIOS 305, or transfer equivalents, with a minimum grade of C.
  • After 30 credits, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

A Biochemistry major who falls below the minimum requirements will be released from the program according to Academic Regulation 53.

A grade of C or better is required in all MBIOS courses taken to meet graduation requirements. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail.

First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI] or 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 106 (accelerated) or Elective13
MATH 108 (accelerated) or Elective12
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 or 1074
CHEM 1064
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MATH 1724
MBIOS 3014
Second TermCredits
CHEM 3484
MBIOS 3034
PHYSICS 2014
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Humanities [HUM]3
PHYSICS 2024
MBIOS 3053
Second TermCredits
CHEM 3473
Diversity [DIVR]3
MBIOS 3043
MBIOS 4013
MBIOS 4653
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 2202
CHEM 2222
MBIOS 413 3
MBIOS 466 or PHYSICS 4663
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Lab Elective23
MBIOS 4143
MBIOS 454 [M]3
MBIOS 494 [M] [CAPS]3
Electives6
Exit Survey

Footnotes
1If required - consult advisor.
2Lab Elective: minimum of 3 credits selected from MBIOS 402, 411, 430, 498, 499; BIOLOGY 251, 315, 353.

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