Biomolecular Science Concentration Requirements

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1)  Foundation Courses

Biomolecular Science concentrators must complete the following core courses:

Biology 150: Evolutionary Foundations of Biodiversity
Biology 227: Cell Biology*
Biology 233: Intermediate Genetics
Biomolecular Science 201: Explorations in Biomolecular Science, 0.25 credits
Chemistry 125: Structural Chemistry and Equilibrium**
Chemistry 126: Chemical Reactions*
Chemistry 247/253 and 248/254: Organic Chemistry and Synthesis Laboratory
Chemistry 379/373: Biochemistry I and Experimental Biochemistry

*Chemistry/Biology 125, 126 and 227 can substitute for Chemistry 125, 126 and Biology 227
**Chemistry 121 and 123 can substitute for Chemistry 125

2)  Advanced Electives

Students must select at least two level III electives from a set of approved courses including:

Biology 315: Principles of Bioinformatics
Biology 341: Advanced Cell Biology
Biology 364: Molecular Biology
Biology 372: Developmental Biology
Biology 382: Immunology
Biology 383: Evolutionary Biology
Chemistry 384: Bioanalytical Chemistry
Chemistry 385: Biochemistry II
Chemistry 391: (when taught as Biophysical Chemistry), and 
Computer Science 315: Bioinformatics

Other 300-level courses may be allowed only after Biomolecular Science committee review.

3)  Experiential Learning Component

Participation in an experimentally-based research experience or employment that takes biomolecular sciences beyond the traditional classroom is required of each concentrator. This can occur either on or off campus. This activity must be pre-approved by the Biomolecular Science Committee and be supported after the fact by a letter from a supervisor.