Major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (B.S)
BIO120
BIO121
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab 1
4
BIO122
122D
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1
4
BIO332
BIO333
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
4
BIO354
BIO355
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
4
BIO396
BIO397
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Lab
4
Choose one of the following sequences:4
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
or
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Choose one of the following sequences:4-8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
or
Accelerated General Chemistry
and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
CHE224
CHE225
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE226
CHE227
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE312
CHE313
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHE344
CHE345
Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics
and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4
CHE396
CHE397
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
4
MAT124MCalculus 1 14
MAT125Calculus 24
PHY292
292D
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PHY296
PHY297
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Choose one of the following sequences:4
Introduction to Research
and Biology Seminar
and Biology Research
and Biology Symposium
or
CHE395
CHE490
CHE494
Chemistry Seminar: Research and Professional Development
and Chemistry Seminar: Research
and Chemistry Seminar: Research Presentation
4
Total Credits72-76
Major72-76
General Education49-50
Electives1-4
Total Credits122-130
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology students who select Chemistry Seminar will qualify for the ACS-accredited degree by completing CHE364/CHE365 in addition to those required by the major. Completing any additional 300-level chemistry course (including CHE364/CHE365) also completes the requirements for a Chemistry B.A. 

3

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the ­actual total can be reduced to 122 credits, including up to 5-10 credits of electives.

4

BIO234 is recommended.

B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES160 Inquiry Seminar3BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
CHE113
113D (or CHE208/208D Accelerated General Chemistry/Lab)1, 3 General Chemistry IGeneral Chemistry I Lab
4 CHE214
CHE215 (or elective if CHE208/208D was taken in fall)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
MAT124M1 Calculus 14 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
 15 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE224
CHE225 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3CHE226
CHE227 Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
PHY292
292D General Physics I
4 PHY296
PHY297 General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 CHE312
CHE313 Quantitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
Second Language (S) course2 4 THE201 Christian Theology3
 16 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO332
BIO333 Genetics and Genetics Lab
4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3BIO354
BIO355 Cell Biology and Cell Biology Lab
4
BIO388
BIO389 Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab
4 CHE396
CHE397 Biochemistry II and Biochemistry II Lab
4
CHE344
CHE345 Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4 Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1
Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
 13 3 12
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1Interim Off BIO396
BIO397 Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology Lab
4
Elective (BIO224/225 recommended) 4 Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1
World Cultures (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 This program assumes a student will use CHE113D and MAT124M to meet the general education laboratory science and Mathematics requirements.

2

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

3

 CHE208/CHE208D is a one-semester course that meets the requirements for CHE113/CHE113D and CHE214/CHE215. Students taking CHE208/CHE208D may choose an elective in the spring of their freshmen year.

4

 Choose either the Biology Seminar/Research series (BIO339, BIO495, BIO496, BIO499) or Chemistry Seminar/Research series (CHE395, CHE490 and CHE494). Students pursuing the ACS-accredited B.S. must complete the chemistry series.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
CHE113
113D (or CHE208/208D Accelerated General Chemistry/Lab)1, 3 General Chemistry IGeneral Chemistry I Lab
4 CHE214
CHE215 (or elective if CHE208/208D was taken in the fall)3 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
MAT124M1 Calculus 14 MAT125 Calculus 24
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
 16 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE224
CHE225 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3CHE226
CHE227 Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
PHY292
292D General Physics I
4 PHY296
PHY297 General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 CHE312
CHE313 Quantitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3  
 15 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO332
BIO333 Genetics and Genetics Lab
4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3BIO354
BIO355 Cell Biology and Cell Biology Lab
4
Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab CHE396
CHE397 Biochemistry II and Biochemistry II Lab
4
or 4 Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1
Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab Second Language (S) course2 4
CHE344
CHE345 Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4  
Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research3 1  
 13 3 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1Interim Off BIO396
BIO397 Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology Lab
4
Elective (BIO224/225 recommended) 4 Biology or Chemistry Seminar/Research4 1
World Culture (U) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 4
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 15-18
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 This program assumes a student will use CHE113D and MAT124M to meet the general education laboratory science and Mathematics requirements.

2

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

3

 CHE208/CHE208D is a one-semester course that meets the requirements for CHE113/CHE113D and CHE214/CHE215. Students taking CHE208/CHE208D may choose an elective in the spring of their freshmen year.

4

 Choose either the Biology Seminar/Research series (BIO339BIO495BIO496BIO499) or Chemistry Seminar/Research series (CHE395​, CHE490 and CHE494). Students pursuing the ACS-accredited B.S. must complete the chemistry series.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

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