Biochemistry and Biophysics

BCBP Course Requirements

Level

Biophysics Track

Biochemistry Track

Introductory  

Common set of 6 courses

  • BIOL 191 (Molecules, Genes and Cells)
  • BIOL 251 (Molecular Genetics) or BIOL 291 (Cell Structure/Function)
  • CHEM 151 (Introductory Chemistry) or CHEM 155 (Fundamental Principles of Chemistry) 
  • CHEM 161 (Chemical Principles)
  • PHYS 116 (Introductory Physics I) or PHYS 123 (Newtonian Synthesis)
  • PHYS 117 (Introductory Physics II) or PHYS 124 (Maxwellian Synthesis)

Intermediate

Tracked set of 3 courses

 

  • MATH 140 (Mathematical Modeling) or STAT 335 (Time Series Analysis & Applications) or PHYS 227 (Methods of Theoretical Physics) or MATH 272 (Linear Algebra w/Applications)
  • PHYS 225 (Modern Physics) or CHEM 351 (Quantum Chemistry)
  • PHYS 230 (Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics) or CHEM 361 (Physical Chemistry)

 

  • CHEM 221 (Organic Chemistry I)
  • BIOL 331/CHEM 331 (Biochemistry)
  • CHEM 361 (Physical Chemistry) or PHYS 230 (Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics)

 

Electives

Choose 2 of these, at least 1 of which is a laboratory course in biology. (Other courses not listed here may satisfy this requirement upon approval by the Advisory Committee.)

 

  • BIOL 251 (Molecular Genetics)
  • BIOL 271 (Microbiology)
  • BIOL 291 (Cell Structure & Function)
  • BIOL 301 (Molecular Neurobiology)
  • BIOL 310 (Structural Biochemistry)
  • BIOL 321 (Evolutionary Biology)
  • BIOL 331/CHEM 331 (Biochemistry)
  • BIOL 351 (Neurophysiology)
  • BIOL 381 (Genome Biology)
  • CHEM 221 (Organic Chemistry I)
  • CHEM 330 (Biochemical Principles)
  • COSC 111 (Intro to Comp. Sci. I)
  • COSC 112 (Intro to Comp. Sci. II)
  • MATH 211 (Multivariable Calculus)
  • MATH 260 (Differential Equations)
  • PHYS 343 (Dynamics)
  • STAT 335 (Time Series Analysis)

 

  • BIOL 220 (Developmental Biology)
  • BIOL 241 (Genetic Analysis)
  • BIOL 251 (Molecular Genetics)
  • BIOL 271 (Microbiology)
  • BIOL 291 (Cell Structure/Function)
  • BIOL 301 (Molecular Neurobiology)
  • BIOL 310 (Structural Biochemistry)
  • BIOL 321 (Evolutionary Biology)
  • BIOL 351 (Neurophysiology)
  • BIOL 370 (Immunology)
  • BIOL 381 (Genome Biology)
  • CHEM 231 (Organic Chemistry II)
  • COSC 111 (Intro to Comp. Sci. I)
  • MATH 140 (Math. Modeling)
  • MATH 272 (Linear Algebra w/App.)
  • STAT 335 (Time Series Analysis & App.)

Advanced

2 courses. (Other courses not listed here may satisfy this requirement upon approval by the Advisory Committee.)

  • BCBP 400/CHEM 400/PHYS 400/BIOL 400 (Molecular and Cellular Biophysics)
  • BIOL 404/BCBP 405 (Advanced Seminar) or CHEM 408/BCBP 408 (Chemical Biology) or BCBP 498 (senior thesis work, see below)

Thesis

 BCBP 498 and 499D: Senior Thesis (optional 3 courses)

 

Comprehensive Requirement

 Attendance and presentation at BCBP seminar series during senior year.