The biomolecular science program is composed of 84 of the 120 required credits for a bachelor's degree. This leaves 36 credits available for student electives and the Clarkson Common Experience curriculum. Out of the 84 credits in the biomolecular program, you will take 24 credits in biology, 31 credits in chemistry, 17 credits in math and physics, and 12 credits in professional experiences and program-targeted electives.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100 First-Year Seminar 1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

 Core Requirements

Students majoring in biomolecular science are required to complete the following courses:

BY140

Biology I: Inheritance, Evolution and Diversity

3

BY160

Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology

3

BY162

Biology II Laboratory

2

BY214

Genetics

3

BY412

Molecular Biology Laboratory

4

BY450

Biochemistry I

3

BY451

Biochemistry II

3

BY470

Biochemistry & Biotechnology Laboratory

3

CM103

Structure and Bonding

3

CM105

Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CM104

Chemical Equilibrium and Dynamics

3

CM106

Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CM221

Spectroscopy

3

CM223

Spectroscopy Laboratory

3

CM241

Organic Chemistry I

3

CM242

Organic Chemistry II

3

CM244

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

3

CM371

Physical Chemistry I

3

CM372

Physical Chemistry II

3

MA131

Calculus I

3

MA132

Calculus II

3

PH131

Physics I

4

PH132

Physics II

4

 Professional Experience

The professional experience can include directed research with any Biology, Chemistry & Biomolecular Science or other university faculty in program-related fields, such as genetics, proteomics, biomaterials, biosensors, and drug synthesis and delivery, including that with nanostructured materials. This requirement can also be met by participating in external internships or co-ops in medical, research or industry environments, such as the University of Massachusetts-School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Trudeau Institute, Swift Laboratories, Strong Memorial Hospital Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Procter & Gamble, or other similar locations.

Directed research in department research labs with biomolecular science faculty: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials and colloid chemistryments, other colleges and universities, independent labs and research facilities, privately owned industries

Core Electives

The following electives are required to complete the biomolecular science major:

Statistics Elective
Students must complete one 3-credit course from the statistics (STAT) subject area.

Professional Electives
Professional electives are intended to enhance and focus the students' career preparation. These can include most biology or chemistry courses at the 300-level and above, but courses from other areas, such as business and biomedical science, that will help prepare students for their chosen profession will also apply. The professional electives should be selected in consultation with the student's faculty advisor.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in biomolecular science will have approximately 12 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives
Students majoring in biomolecular science will have approximately 20 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.