Biomolecular Sciences, B.S.

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 and for graduate study or direct entry into careers in such areas as genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, cell, or developmental biology.

Requirements

Biomolecular Sciences 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 306Genetics

3

or

BMS 307Genomics

4

BMS 311Cell Biology

4

BMS 316Microbiology

4

BMS 390Independent Research in Biomolecular Science

1

BMS 491Advanced Independent Research in Biomolecular Science

1-3

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

Requirements

Electives

In addition to the Biomolecular Sciences Core requirements, students must take elective credits to equal 35 credits in the major. 

Elective courses may include: any 300-level or above BMS course, CHEM 320, CHEM 354, CHEM 455, CHEM 456, CHEM 458, BIO 449.

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

Requirements

In addition to the 35 credits in the major, the student must take:

Related Requirements

MATH 115Trigonometry

3

or

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 210Organic Chemistry I - Foundations

3

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry I Laboratory - Foundations

1

CHEM 212Organic Synthesis

3

CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II Laboratory - Synthesis

1

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

and

PHYS 122General Physics II

4

or

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

and

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

Students must also maintain a student portfolio.

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

1 to 3

BMS 516Medical Microbiology

3

BMS 519Physiology of Human Aging

3

BMS 562Advanced Developmental Biology

3

BMS 570Advanced Genetics

3

Total Credit Hours: 35