Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Megan L. Bestwick, Ph.D. • Chemistry (Coordinator)
Shanna Bowman, Ph.D. • Biology
Brian Gilbert, Ph.D. • Chemistry
Sreerupa Ray, Ph.D. • Biology
Catherine Reinke, Ph.D. • Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as the intersection of the disciplines of Chemistry and Biology, applies the understanding of interplay of energy, atoms, and molecules to the intricate processes which occur within a living cell. Attentive to the curriculum recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, pertinent course offerings are coordinated from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology to provide the framework of integration. The degree requires a sequence of courses which provide a background for research in biomolecular sciences, for employment at the bachelors level, or for graduate training in related areas. It also provides preparation for students wanting to enter professional training programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or other health professions.
BCMB 486 SENIOR CAPSTONE (1 credit)
Senior capstone course emphasizing breadth of knowledge in foundational biology and chemistry and depth of knowledge in integrated biochemistry course work. Coursework may include discussions of primary literature, oral presentations, and written and oral exams.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.