Curriculum

A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BS in Biomolecular Science. Below are the number of credits required in each subject to complete the degree depending on your selected option. To see what your 4-year schedule of classes might look like if you pursued this degree, take a look at the Typical Course Schedule.

  Biomedical Science  Biotechnology Chemistry
Chemistry 35 credits 35 credits 38 credits
Biology 26 18 8
Research* 8 8 8
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 4
Computational 3 3 3
Engineering and Technology Forum 1 1 1
Humanitites/Social Sciences 24 24 27
Mathematics 8 8 12
Physics 10 10 10
Technical electives 13 21 17
Total Credits 128 128 128

*If you register for research, you must submit a written report before graduation. You may elect to write an undergraduate thesis.

Electives

Approved Humanities and Social Sciences electives are courses with the following prefixes: AH, AN, CAM, EN, MD, MU, PL, PS, HI, STS, SEG or URB. One course must be at the 3xxx/4xxx level. At least one elective must be a writing-intensive course labeled by “W.”

Electives for the Biomedical Science Option

Two courses must be chosen from the following list or must be approved by an adviser, subject to the courses being offered in a given semester. Graduate courses may be taken only by students with junior standing and a C+ average or better, unless otherwise approved by the adviser. The remaining courses are free electives.

BMS 48XX Topics in Biology, Credits: 4.00

Electives for the Biotechnology Option

Three courses must be chosen from the following list or must be approved by an adviser, subject to the courses being offered in a given semester. Graduate courses may be taken only by students with junior standing and a C+ average or better, unless otherwise approved by the adviser. The remaining courses are free electives.

BMS 48XX Topics in Biology, Credits: 4.00

Electives for the Chemistry Option

Two courses must be advanced undergraduate CM, BMS or CBE courses, or graduate CM courses, or must be approved by an adviser, subject to the courses being offered in a given semester. Graduate courses may be taken only by students with junior standing and a C+ average or better, unless otherwise approved by the adviser. The remaining courses are free electives.

Undergraduate Courses