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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S.

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 88
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Biochemistry and molecular biology is the study of life at the molecular level. This field is both a life science and a chemical science, exploring the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular basis for the processes that occur in living cells. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides classroom and laboratory learning opportunities and research experiences across the discipline to meet the needs of students in engineering, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs, as well as those of students who wish to pursue careers or graduate studies in chemistry or related disciplines. Honors Requirements: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry honors program helps outstanding biochemistry and molecular biology majors become competent, independent research workers, encourages student interest in the discipline, and aids in the transition from student to working scientist. Qualified majors may apply after the first semester of their sophomore year. Participants choose a research adviser and complete two semesters on a jointly developed project. Written reports and an oral presentation of the research are also required.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology include: * A minor from another area of study is required. * Students who earn a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) will have met the requirements for the B.A. in chemistry and for the chemistry minor. The B.A. in chemistry may be declared as an additional degree with the B.S. BMB, however, this combination does not satisfy the college degree requirement for a second major or minor. A minor in chemistry cannot be declared with the B.S. BMB. The B.S. BMB major/B.S. chemistry major combination does satisfy the college degree requirement. * Students earning a B.S. degree who wish to have their program certified by the American Chemical Society must take advanced courses that include additional hours of laboratory work.
Year One (30 cr)
High school algebra and high school chemistry are required for CHEM 1153/1154 and CHEM 1161. This schedule presupposes placement into MATH 1296.
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II [SUSTAIN] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Chemistry I
CHEM 1161 - Honors: General Chemistry I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
or CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Chemistry II
CHEM 1162 - Honors: General Chemistry II (5.0 cr)
or CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
Year Two (25-26 cr)
BIOL 2101 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2542 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2544 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 2545 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for B.S. Chemistry Majors (2.0 cr)
Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 2242 - Analytical Chemistry and the Environment in Poland (4.0 cr)
Year Three (20 cr)
BIOL 2201 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
BIOL 4231 - Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 5232 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CHEM 4351 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4352 - Biochemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4363 - Biochemistry Laboratory (2.0 cr)
Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4633 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CHEM 4634 - Physical Chemistry (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 4641 - Physical Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4642 - Physical Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4643 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1.0 cr)
CHEM 4644 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1.0 cr)
Year Four (7 cr)
CHEM 3432 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4184 - Undergraduate Seminar I (1.0 cr)
CHEM 4185 - Undergraduate Seminar II (1.0 cr)
CHEM 4373 - Physical Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 4242 - Instrumental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4436 - Inorganic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland (4.0 cr)
· IBS 5101 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· MDBC 5201 - Topics in Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· MDBC 5202 - Cellular and Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 5545 - Immunobiology (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx Advanced Writing
 
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BIOL 1011 - General Biology I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energy transformations, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, molecular biology, DNA technology, development, origin of life, and evolution. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: 1 yr high school Chem or 1 sem college Chem, Math ACT 21 or higher or 1 sem college math or min 15 cr.
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals, and plants; behavior; population, community, and ecosystem ecology. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
CHEM 1161 - Honors: General Chemistry I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01781 - Chem 1154/1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions, intended for students with good high school preparation in mathematics and science. Covers concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, and other selected topics. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. prereq: High school chem and high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005, SCSE student or exercise science or athletic training or teaching life science or teaching earth and space science, or teaching physical science; credit will not be granted if already received for 1151, 1153 or 2172
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 and 1161.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01808
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151 or 1161
CHEM 1162 - Honors: General Chemistry II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01402 - Chem 1152/1162/2172
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reaction, intended for students with good high school preparation in mathematics and science. Covers properties of liquids, solids and solutions, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry of the elements, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. prereq: 1151 or 1153 and 1154 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152, 1155 or 2172
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152 or 1162
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152 or 1162
BIOL 2101 - Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structure and function of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells, including cell surface, membranes, organelles, cytoskeleton, cell growth, cell physiology, and experimental methods used in cell studies. (3 hrs lect) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012, ((Chem 1152 or Chem 1162 or (Chem 1155 and 1156) ), (Chem 2521 or Chem 2541), may be taken without lab BIOL 2102
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521
CHEM 2542 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2521 or 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functional group reactions, bioorganic chemistry. prereq: 2521 or 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory companion to CHEM 2541. Structure and bonding, stereochemistry, functional group reactions. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156, must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2541; credit will not be granted if already received for 2521, CHE 3231, ENGR 2110
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015.
CHEM 2544 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory companion to Chem 2542, for non-chemistry majors. Functional group reactions, bioorganic chemistry. prereq: 2521 or (2541 and 2543), must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2542; credit will not be granted if already received for 2522, 2532, 2545
CHEM 2545 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for B.S. Chemistry Majors
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Laboratory companion to Chem 2542, for B.S. Chemistry majors. Functional group reactions, bioorganic chemistry. prereq: 2521 or (2541 and 2543), must be taken after or concurrently with CHEM 2542; credit will not be granted if already received for 2532
CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156, concurrent registration in 2223 is strongly recommended; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theory in analytical techniques; introduces gravimetric, volumetric, and spectrophotometric methods. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156, concurrent registration in 2223 is strongly recommended; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab companion to 2222 involving the quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic samples using classical and instrumental techniques. Students are instructed in the use of classical and modern computer-controlled instrumentation and techniques, as applied to the acquisition and analysis of experimental data. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156; concurrent registration in 2222 is required; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
CHEM 2242 - Analytical Chemistry and the Environment in Poland
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Theory and practice in quantitative analysis, covering statistics, acid-base equilibria, chelometry, spectrometry, and chromatography, including volumetric, spectrophotometric, and separation methods, to be offered in Poland, with field trips to sites of environmental concern. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156, instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2222, 2232
BIOL 2201 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic principles of Mendelian inheritance, molecular genetics, chromosomal aberrations, and population genetics. (3 hrs lect) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 1011 and 1012; may be taken without lab BIOL 2202
BIOL 4231 - Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary molecular biology techniques, linkage analysis, mutation, DNA repair and recombination, genetics of viruses and bacteria, transposable genetic elements, genetics of mitochondria and chloroplasts, genomics, genetic control of animal development and the vertebrate immune system. (3 hours lecture) prereq: A grade of C- or better in both 2101 and 2201, (CHEM 3322 or 4351), or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 5231
BIOL 5232 - Molecular Biology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of gene expression in prokaryote and eukaryotes explored through use of recombinant DNA technologies. prereq: 4231 or 4231 (concurrent enrollment is allowed), CHEM 3322 or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or IBS Grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for 4232
CHEM 4351 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to structural classes of biologically relevant molecules. Descriptions of monomeric small molecules and their incorporation into macromolecules. Covers amino acids, proteins, fatty acids, lipids, sterols, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, RNA, and DNA structures. prereq: 2222, 2522 or 2532 or 2542, Math 1296, concurrent registration in physical chem recommended - 4363
CHEM 4352 - Biochemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4351
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, sterols, nucleic acids, amino acids, and xenobiotics. Common metabolic pathways of glycolysid, gluconeogenesis, citric acid cycle, et. The interrelated nature of these pathways and their cellular regulation will be covered. prereq: 4351
CHEM 4363 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applications of biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. prereq: 2223, 2522 or 2532 or 2544 or 2545, BS-BMB major, concurrent registration in 4351 is required
CHEM 4633 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory program in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics and quantum mechanics. prereq: 2yrs of college-level chemistry,(2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 1297, Phys 2012 or (2015 and 2016) or Phys 1001, BS-BMB major or BA-Chem major, 4634 may be taken concurrent
CHEM 4634 - Physical Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: (Phys 2012 or (Phys 2015 and 2016) or Phys 1002),2 yrs of college-level chemistry, Math 1297, (Chem 2222 or 2212 or 2242), BS-BMB major or BA-Chem major
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; thermodynamics and equilibria; chemical kinetics, principles of quantum chemistry. prereq: (Phys 2012 or (Phys 2015 and 2016) or Phys 1002),2 yrs of college-level chemistry, Math 1297, (Chem 2222 or 2212 or 2242), BS-BMB major or BA-Chem major
CHEM 4641 - Physical Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2 yrs chem,(2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quantitative treatment of physical principles and theories in chemistry, including topics in thermodynamics and kinetics. prereq: 2 yrs chem,(2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
CHEM 4642 - Physical Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4641
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Quantitative treatment of physical principles and theories in chemistry, including topics in quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. prereq: 4641
CHEM 4643 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory program in physical chemistry, accompanying lecture Chem 4641. prereq: 2 yrs chem, (2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016, 4641 may be taken concurrent
CHEM 4644 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Laboratory program in physical chemistry, accompanying lecture Chem 4642. prereq: 4643, 4642 may be taken concurrent
CHEM 3432 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course will survey the chemistry of the elements, including periodic trends. Acid base chemistry, electrochemistry, structures of solids, and bioinorganic chemistry will be discussed. prereq: (2222 or 2242)and 2542
CHEM 4184 - Undergraduate Seminar I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First course of a two-course senior seminar requirement for B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors. Students will learn to prepare and present scientific talks. Use of visual aids and computer technology, presentation organization and delivery, and use of scientific literature will be among the skills students will learn. In addition, students will attend and evaluate weekly departmental seminars. prereq: BS Chem or BS BMB Major; minimum 90 credits
CHEM 4185 - Undergraduate Seminar II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second course of a two-course senior seminar requirement for B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors. Students will learn to prepare and present scientific talks. Use of visual aids and computer technology, presentation organization and delivery, and use of scientific literature will be among the skills students will learn. In addition, students will attend and evaluate weekly departmental seminars. Students will participate in and present at the annual Departmental Undergraduate Symposium. prereq: 4184
CHEM 4373 - Physical Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of biological macromolecules including their thermodynamic and kinetic properties, quantum mechanics and statistical applications. prereq: (4632 or 4634 or 4641) and (4351 or 3322)
CHEM 4242 - Instrumental Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory of instrumental methods of chemical analysis, including electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and separations. prereq: 2222, 4632 or 4634 or 4642
CHEM 4436 - Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01557
Prerequisites: 3432, (4634 or 4642)
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Atomic structure and properties of elements based thereon. Chemical bonding. Chemistry of coordination compounds. Mechanisms of selected inorganic reactions. Group theory and spectroscopy applied to inorganic systems. prereq: 3432, (4634 or 4642)
BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Morphology of microorganisms; growth; environmental and physiological types; physical and chemical control; taxonomy; viruses; genetics of bacteria; practical applications, including medical, water, soil, and food microbiology. (2 hrs lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: 2101 or IBS Grad student
BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02158 - BIOL 4501/BIOL 4503
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Microbial cell structure, metabolism, nutrition, growth, and genetics. Structure and pathogenicity of viruses. Microbial taxonomy and diversity. Microbial diseases, immunity, serology, and control. Applied and environmental microbiology including medical, food, aquatic, and soil microbiology. Offered at Wroclaw University, Poland. (2 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) Prereq 2101, college consent; no Grad School cr
IBS 5101 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
A thorough review of the structure and properties of biomolecules including a complete understanding of the components and macromolecules that comprise nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. prereq: Chem 4341 or equivalent
MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematical, algorithmic, and computational foundations of common tools used in genomics and proteomics. Topics include: sequence alignment algorithms and implementations (Needleman-Wunsch, Smith-Waterman, BLAST, Clustal), scoring matrices (PAM, BLOSUM), statistics of DNA sequences (SNPs, CpG islands, isochores, satellites), and phylogenetic tree methods (UPGMA, parsimony, maximum likelihood). Other topics will be covered as time permits: RNA and protein structure prediction, microarray analysis, post-translational modification prediction, gene regulatory dynamics, and whole-genome sequencing techniques. prereq: Any two of the following: Biol 5233, Math 3355, CS 1511, Stat 3611 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MDBC 5201 - Topics in Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 3322 or Chem 4341 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth coverage and expansion of selected biochemical principles introduced in introductory undergraduate courses prereq: Chem 3322 or Chem 4341 or instructor consent
MDBC 5202 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Biol 2102 or Biol 5231 or Chem 4342 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth coverage of selected topics in cellular and molecular biology. Most topics will have been introduced in undergraduate courses. prereq: Biol 2102 or Biol 5231 or Chem 4342 or instructor consent
MICB 5545 - Immunobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: department consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The immune system including the cells and molecules which work cooperatively to resist disease and aberrations resulting in immune disorders. prereq: department consent