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The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology minor is for you if you would like to gain a better understanding of biochemistry or molecular biology content or skills.
Students in a wide range of COSM majors may benefit by supplementing their knowledge and skills with a stronger background in biochemistry and molecular biology, particularly those pursuing professional degrees post-graduation. The minor is flexible and allows you to select from a subset of courses beyond the required departmental core courses, permitting you to align the minor more appropriately with your major.
The teaching and research programs of the department are conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Our curriculum fosters the development of active learning, teamwork, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and communication skills, as well as relevant content knowledge in both biochemistry and molecular biology. Within the curriculum, there are many opportunities for you to be associated with cutting edge research through independent studies and undergraduate research projects.
For a list of where our recent graduates are employed at, as well as to see the average salaries of biochemistry degree holders, visit the careers page.
View the Minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
When you complete this minor, you should be able to utilize foundational concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology such as:
- The role of energy in metabolic systems
- The knowledge of molecular structure and function
- The examination of analytical, quantitative, and conceptual problems within the field
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and their lab members by conducting Independent Research in Biochemistry (BMB4990) or Honors Research in Biochemistry (BMB4950). A list of faculty, their contact information, and their research interests can be found on this page. You are encouraged to review these to identify your interest, then meet with faculty to discuss potential undergraduate research opportunities.
For general advising questions please contact the College of Science and Mathematics Advising Office.
For questions pertaining to the BMB program or for a departmental tour, contact Chad Campbell, Ph.D. who serves as the BMB undergraduate program director and student mentor. Schedule an appointment by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be admitted into the minor you must have already declared a major and have completed BMB 4210 OR BMB 4230 with a C or better.