The BMB minor is offered to recognize students who are not BMB majors but who have chosen to emphasize the study of life processes at the molecular and cellular level. The minor requires course work in the triad of overlapping areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. A requirement for a basic laboratory course introduces students to some of the more commonly used techniques of molecular biology. Thus, the curriculum consists of:
|BMB 251 – Molecular and Cell Biology I
|BMB 252 – Molecular and Cell Biology II
|BMB 400 – Molecular Biology of the Gene
||2 - 3 crs|
|BMB 401 – General Biochemistry I
|BMB 402 – General Biochemistry II||3 crs|
|BMB 442 - Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids & Molecular Cloning||3 crs|
|BIOL 222 - Genetics or BIOL 322 - Genetic Analysis
|CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I||3 crs|
|CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles II||3 crs|
|CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I||3 crs|
|CHEM 212 - Organic Chemistry II||3 crs|
|Elective in BMB at the 400-level||1 - 3 crs|
A grade of C or better is required in all courses specified for the BMB minor.
Note: BMB 408 (1-2) and BMB 496 (1-18) may not be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.
Students wishing to declare a minor must use eLion.
Declaring a minor does not guarantee enrollment in those courses, the future availability of those courses, or completion of the minor. Intent to pursue a minor may be declared after the student has achieved at least fifth semester classification and has been accepted into his/her major, but prior to the end of the late drop period of the student's final semester.
A student may not declare a minor that is the same as his/her major (e.g., a student majoring in Microbiology may not also declare a Microbiology minor).