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2013 - 2014

BS in Molecular Biology
(64–67 hours*)


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  1. Complete one of the following courses:

  2. Complete the following biology core courses:
  3. Complete the following molecular biology core courses:

  4. Complete the following chemistry courses:
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
      NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

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      CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
      NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

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      CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
      NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

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      CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 351 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
      DESCRIPTION: Chemical bonds and molecular structure, conformation and configuration, functional classes, reactions and mechanisms, syntheses.
      NOTE: Primarily for majors in chemical engineering and the biological sciences.

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      CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 352 : Organic Chemistry. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 351; or CHEM 351M
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 351.

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      CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHEM 353 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory--Nonmajors. (1-2:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 352 or concurrent enrollment (preferred).
      DESCRIPTION: Physical and chemical properties, isolation and purification, characterization, syntheses.
      NOTE: For predentistry, premedicine, and other majors who do not intend to take Chem 455.

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      CHEM 481 : Biochemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 352M & PDBIO 120; or CHEM 352 & PDBIO 120
      DESCRIPTION: First-semester biochemistry. Molecular components of cells, chemical structure and function, enzymes, metabolic transformations, photosynthesis.
      NOTE: For chemistry majors and students in biological sciences who contemplate pursuing advanced degrees, including medicine. (For prerequisite, Bio 130 may be used in place of PDBio 120.)

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  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete three credits total during two semesters of mentored research:
  8. Complete at least 10 hours (one of which must include a lab) from the following:
  9. Pass the Biology Major Field Exam.
  10. Complete an exit interview.

Recommended Courses

    ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: First-year writing, junior or senior status.
    DESCRIPTION: Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.
    NOTE: Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

    Course Outcomes


    PHSCS 107 : General Physics Lab 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 107 : General Physics Lab 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 105 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Lab experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics. Measuring and analyzing data.

    Course Outcomes


    PHSCS 108 : General Physics Lab 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PHSCS 108 : General Physics Lab 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Phscs 106 or concurrent enrollment
    DESCRIPTION: Lab experiments in electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Measuring and analyzing data.

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    STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

    Course Outcomes
             
    : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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