Biomolecular Sciences, B.S.

Requirements

Core

BMS 102Introduction to Biomolecular Science

3

BMS 103Introduction to Biomolecular Science Laboratory

1

BMS 190Introduction to Research I

.5

BMS 201Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology

4

BMS 290Introduction to Research II

.5

BMS 390Independent Research in Biomolecular Science

1

BMS 491Advanced Independent Research in Biomolecular Science

1 TO 3

and

either the General Program or the Biotechnology Specialization, which follow.

Total Credit Hours:11

BMS 102 and BMS 103: BIO 121 may be substituted for BMS 102/BMS 103.

General Program

This program offers a curricular focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms that is integrated with organismal physiology and emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory instruction and independent student research. This degree is appropriate for students wishing to prepare for professional training in medicine or for graduate study in such areas as genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, or cell physiology.

General Program Requirements

BMS 306Genetics

3

or

BMS 307Genomics

4

 

BMS 311Cell Biology

4

BMS 316Microbiology

4

Directed Electives (additional credits to total 35 credits in the major, chosen from the following):

BMS 306Genetics

3

BMS 307Genomics

4

BMS 308Genetics Laboratory

1

BMS 318/BIO 318Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BMS 319/BIO 319Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BMS 320Histology

2

BMS 321Experimental Developmental Biology

2

BMS 322Comparative Animal Physiology

4

BMS 340Biomolecular Techniques

2

BMS 380Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

6

BMS 391Internship in Biomolecular Science

1 TO 3

BMS 412/BIO 412Human Physiology

3

BMS 413/BIO 413Human Physiology Laboratory

1

BMS 414Pharmacology, Physiology, and Drug Development

3

BMS 415Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular, and Physiological Biology

3

BMS 416Experimental Microbiology

2

BMS 490Topics in Biomolecular Sciences

1 to 4

BMS 492Mentorship in Biomolecular Science

1

BMS 495Capstone in Molecular Biology

4

BMS 496Capstone in Cellular Metabolism and Energetics

3

BMS 497Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics and Metabolic Regulation Laboratory

1

BMS 499Undergraduate Thesis in Biomolecular Sciences

1

CHEM 320Biophysical Chemistry

3

CHEM 354Foundations of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 455Biochemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 456Toxicology

3

CHEM 458Advanced Biochemistry

3

BIO 530Immunology

3

BIO 449Plant Physiology

3

BIO 450

BMS 380: 3 credits only of this 6-credit course

Biotechnology Specialization

This program offers a strong focus on the principles of cell and molecular biology and emphasizes the practice of biomolecular research. It is designed to prepare students for advanced study in the biomolecular sciences or careers that use the concepts and techniques of molecular and cellular biology.

This program requires completion of the core, plus four laboratory courses, including:

Biotechnology Specialization Requirements

BMS 306Genetics

3

or

BMS 307Genomics

4

 

BMS 311Cell Biology

4

BMS 316Microbiology

4

BMS 495Capstone in Molecular Biology

4

Directed Electives

BMS 306Genetics

3

BMS 307Genomics

4

BMS 320Histology

2

BMS 321Experimental Developmental Biology

2

BMS 340Biomolecular Techniques

2

BMS 391Internship in Biomolecular Science

1 TO 3

BMS 415Advanced Exploration in Cell, Molecular, and Physiological Biology

3

BMS 416Experimental Microbiology

2

BMS 490Topics in Biomolecular Sciences

1 to 4

BMS 496Capstone in Cellular Metabolism and Energetics

3

BMS 497Biosynthesis, Bioenergetics and Metabolic Regulation Laboratory

1

BMS 499Undergraduate Thesis in Biomolecular Sciences

1

CHEM 354Foundations of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 455Biochemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 456Toxicology

3

CHEM 458Advanced Biochemistry

3

BIO 449Plant Physiology

3

BIO 450

Related Requirements

In addition to the 35 credits in the major, made up of the core and one of the advanced components described above, the student must take:

MATH 119Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

4

 

MATH 125Applied Calculus

3

or

MATH 152Calculus I

4

 

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 200Foundations of Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 201Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 210Foundations of Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 211Foundations of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 212Organic Synthesis

3

CHEM 213Organic Synthesis Laboratory

1

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

PHYS 122General Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:16-28

Students must also maintain a student portfolio. While no minor is required for the BS in biomolecular sciences, a minor in science may be elected with a C- or better in courses required for Science Minor. Some related requirement courses may also be counted to fulfill appropriate portions of the student's general education program.

Cross-listed Courses

BMS 318, BMS 319, BMS 412, and BMS 413 are also listed in the course description section of the catalog with a BIO designator. These double- or cross-listed courses (i.e., BMS 318 and BIO 318) are considered fully equivalent.

500-Level Course Options

Undergraduate students who use the form, Enrollment in 500 Level Courses by Undergraduates, and who have at least 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher may (with the approval of the appropriate department chair and dean, School of Graduate Studies, and with appropriate prerequisites) choose any of the following 500-level courses in the directed elective portion of the advanced component of their major program:

BMS 500Seminar in Biomolecular Science

BMS 516Medical Microbiology

3

BMS 519Physiology of Human Aging

3

BMS 540Advanced Topics in Biomolecular Science

1 to 4

BMS 562Advanced Developmental Biology

3

BMS 570Advanced Genetics

3

Total Credit Hours: 35