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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences Major, BS – Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration

The biological sciences major offers concentrations in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; microbiology; and plant biology. To declare biology as a major, CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * and BIOL 111 *-BIOL 112 * or BIOL 130 * must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 

BCMB Concentration

The concentration consists of 32 hours.

Honors Option

  • An honors option is offered to students who have completed BIOL 130 * (or equivalent), BIOL 140 *, and BIOL 240  with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above and an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Complete 12 hours of BCMB courses at the 300 level or above through honors by contract, including Honors Thesis (BCMB 457 ), with a minimum grade of B in each course.
  • Participate in independent research (BCMB 452  or equivalent).
  • Note: No more than 6 total credit hours combined from BCMB 452  and BCMB 457  may be applied toward the BCMB concentration.