学术要求

The 生物化学 和 分子生物学 major requires six courses in biology, six courses in chemistry, two-course sequences in introductory physics 和 calculus, the biology junior seminar, the chemistry senior seminar, 和 the BMB senior capstone experience, for a total of 70 credits.

Requirements for the BMB Major

The 生物化学 和 分子生物学 program offers a major that culminates in a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)学位. This interdisciplinary major provides a comprehensive education at the interface between biology 和 chemistry that nurtures students to become independent scientists in this rapidly advancing 和 exciting field. 鉴于 the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline, there is not a BMB minor 和 students may not major in BMB 和 minor in biology or chemistry.

BIO 111 General Biology I (offered every fall)

BIO 112 General Biology II (o每年春天提供)

格瓦拉于120年 Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules (offered every semester)

切 140 Reactions of Organic Molecules  (o每年春天提供)

Students starting before AY2023-2024, BIO 209遗传学 (offered every semester)

Students starting AY2023-2024, BIO 205 Cell 和 分子生物学 (offered every semester)

BIO 409 生物化学 (offered every fall)

切 220 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (offered every semester)

切 303 Chemistry of Biological Compounds (o每年春天提供)

切 305 Chemical Thermodynamics & 动力学/实验室 (offered every fall) OR 切 306 Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy w/ Lab (o每年春天提供)

Two approved BIO electives at the 200-400 level (only one course may be at the 200-level). Examples of approved BIO 选修课包括:

  • BIO 203微生物学
  • Students starting AY2023-2024, BIO 209遗传学
  • BIO 294 Stem Cell Biology
  • BIO 302 Developmental Biology
  • 生物技术 & 分子生物学
  • BIO 350 Introduction to Toxicology
  • BIO 394 Endocrinology
  • BIO 404免疫学

One 切 elective at the 200-400 level. 推荐 选修课包括:

  • 切 240 Chemistry of the Elements
  • 切 305 Chemical Thermodynamics & 动力学/实验室 (if not counted above)
  • 切 306 Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy w/ Lab (if not counted above)
  • 切 320 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
  • 切 403 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • 切 405 Biophysical Methods

MAT 201 Differential Calculus (offered every semester) OR MAT 106 Stretch Differential Calculus I 和 MAT 107 Stretch Differential Calculus II

MAT 202 Integral Calculus (offered every semester)

101年体育 大学 Physics I OR PHY 111 General Physics I (offered every fall)

PHY 102 大学 Physics II OR PHY 112 General Physics II (o每年春天提供)

切 392 Chemistry Junior Seminar (0 credits, o每年春天提供)

BMB SCE Senior Capstone Experience

推荐 First 和 Second Year Courses

鉴于 the interdisciplinary nature of the BMB major, students are encouraged to begin their study of biology 和 chemistry as soon as possible. 推荐 first 和 second year courses for the BMB major are listed below; however, students have some flexibility in how they sequence their coursework depending on when they decide to embark on the BMB major 和 other academic interests. 例如, 格瓦拉于120年 Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules is offered every semester, so students may begin their study of chemistry at any time. Students may also delay the start of their mathematics 和/or physics sequences; however, it is important to keep in mind that MAT 202 和 PHY 102/112 are prerequisites for 切 305 和 切 306, one of which is required for the BMB major.

生物学课程: BIO 111 General Biology I 和 BIO 112 General Biology II

化学课程: 格瓦拉于120年 Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules  切 140 Reactions of Organic Molecules

数学课程: MAT 201 Differential Calculus  MAT 202 Integral Calculus

生物学课程: Students starting before AY2023-2024, BIO 209遗传学

Students starting AY2023-2024, BIO 205 Cell 和 分子生物学

化学课: 切 220 Quantitative Chemical Analysis

物理课程: 101年体育 大学 Physics I 和 PHY 102 大学 Physics II OR PHY 111 General Physics I 和 PHY 112 General Physics II

Declaring the BMB Major

Welcome to the BMB major! Students interested in declaring the BMB major should contact the Program Chair, Dr. Mindy Reynolds, to complete the necessary paperwork 和 develop a plan for completing the academic requirements during your remaining time at Washington 大学.