Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Major
The Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) major is designed to complement existing programs in the biology, chemistry, and botany departments and to recognize the importance of the interdisciplinary nature of modern biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology.
The following courses in addition to the core requirements must be taken:
Two semesters of seminar courses from:
Three electives, at least one from chemistry and one from biological sciences, from the following:
There is also an option for one elective to come from an additional list of courses* if individual study is also taken. Students are highly encouraged to elect Individual Study and/or Honors Study from biology, botany, or chemistry.
CHM 307 and CHM 309: MAT 113 is a prerequisite
*Certain courses in the biological sciences and chemistry are also eligible elective courses if a 2- or 4-credit individual study course is also completed. These eligible courses are any BIO 493, BIO 494 or BOT 493, BOT 494 course that focuses on biochemistry, cellular biology, or molecular biology; BIO 410, BIO 414; CHM 300, CHM 417B. This option can only be exercised for one of the three BCMB electives. The remaining two electives must include one course from chemistry and one course from the biological sciences.
Advisers: P. Barnes, A. Bernhard, B. Branchini, D. Eastman, M. Grossel, S. Loomis, P. Owen, T. Schneide, R. Spicer