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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the departments of Biology and Physical Sciences. The major will enable students for possible futures in the health professions, research in academics, the government, or private industry, education, or non-science related fields including law.

Technology Requirements

Computer competency will be demonstrated by successful completion of CS 111  with a C or better.


Outcome 1.

Provide an explanation of the importance of the scientific method for understanding natural phenomena.

Outcome 2.

Demonstrate understanding of biology at the level of molecules, cells, systems, organisms, and ecosystems. 

Outcome 3.

Explain key concepts in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Outcome 4.

Demonstrate scientific quantitative skills, such as the ability to evaluate experimental design, read graphs, and understand and use information from scientific papers.

Outcome 5.

Effectively communicate scientific data and ideas in both written and oral formats.


The outcomes for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major are assessed throughout the curriculum through a combination of course written examinations, laboratory written and oral presentations, laboratory examinations, and completion of a final written report. The final report is based on a laboratory or library research project or an internship in the field. The entire Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty reviews this report.

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