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B.A./B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

B.A./B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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The programs offered by the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry are planned for students interested in the molecular and chemical basis of biological processes and are well suited to students hoping to attend medical school or pursue graduate studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or biophysics. The B.S. major, designed for those with a strong commitment to research, provides an intensive introduction to laboratory techniques in biochemistry and biophysics. Students in this program usually carry out research projects in faculty laboratories during their junior and senior years. The B.A. major provides the intellectual discipline of biochemistry and biophysics for students who also wish to have sufficient time to pursue in-depth studies outside the major or who are interested in molecular biology as a liberal education; they too may engage in research during their junior and senior years. B.S. degree?Nine courses are required beyond the prerequisites: MB&B 251L, 300, 301, 302, and 490; two additional upper-level MB&B electives, one of which must be a non-laboratory course; one quantitative reasoning elective (e.g., MATH 120 or above, STAT 105 or 230 or above, CPSC 201 or above, or ENAS 130 or above); and one elective in the natural sciences at a level higher than required in the prerequisites. Students choose the elective courses in consultation with a faculty adviser (see below). Only two course credits of MB&B 470, 471, and 478, 479 may count toward these electives. Students may substitute CHEM 333 for MB&B 302. The quantitative reasoning requirement may not be fulfilled by Advanced Placement test scores. B.A. degree?Seven courses are required beyond the prerequisites: MB&B 251L, 300, 301, 302, and 490; one additional upper-level MB&B elective; and one quantitative reasoning elective (e.g., MATH 120 or above, STAT 105 or 230 or above, CPSC 201 or above, or ENAS 130 or above). Students may substitute CHEM 333 for MB&B 302. The quantitative reasoning requirement may not be fulfilled by Advanced Placement test scores.