Biomolecular Science Core Requirements

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

  • BY140 Biology I: Inheritance, Evolution and Diversity (3 credits)
  • BY160 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • BY162 Biology II Laboratory (2 credits)
  • BY214 Genetics (3 credits)
  • BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 credits)
  • BY450 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • BY451 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
  • BY470 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Laboratory (3 credits)
  • CM103 Structure and Bonding (3 credits)
  • CM105 Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits)
  • CM104 Chemical Equilibrium and Dynamics (3 credits)
  • CM106 Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits)
  • CM221 Spectroscopy (3 credits)
  • CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory (3 credits)
  • CM241 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CM242 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • CM244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (3 credits)
  • CM371 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CM372 Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • MA131 Calculus I (3 credits)
  • MA132 Calculus II (3 credits)
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)

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


Biomolecular Science 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.