Recommended Academic Plan for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Option at Berks

Effective Date: June 23, 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 140 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 (GN) - Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A or 100B or 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 141 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 (GN) - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
BMB 251 - Molecular and Cell Biology INotes for: BMB 251

BMB 251

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Course offered Fall Semester only.
3
PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Course offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 211, 212, 213, and 214 may be substituted. PHYS 213 and 214 are offered Spring Semester only.
4
MICRB 201 - Introductory MicrobiologyNotes for: MICRB 201

MICRB 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
2
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C (GWS) - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BMB 252 - Molecular and Cell Biology IINotes for: BMB 252

BMB 252

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
2
PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 211, 212, 213, and 214 may be substituted. PHYS 213 and 214 are offered Spring Semester only.
4
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
BMB 401 - General BiochemistryNotes for: BMB 401

BMB 401

Course offered Fall Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
3
BMB 430 - Developmental BiologyNotes for: BMB 430

BMB 430

Course offered Fall Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
3
3
STAT 250 - Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

CMPSC 100, 201, MATH 220, 231, 250, or STAT 401 may be substituted. STAT 401 is offered Spring Semester only.
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
BMB 402 - General BiochemistryNotes for: BMB 402

BMB 402

Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
3
3
3
MICRB 410 - Principles of ImmunologyNotes for: MICRB 410

MICRB 410

Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of B M B and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
BMB 445 - Laboratory in Molecular Genetics INotes for: BMB 445

BMB 445

Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
or BMB 448 - Model Systems and Approaches in Cell Biology InquiryNotes for: BMB 448

BMB 448

Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
2
3
BMB 460 - Cell Growth and DifferentiationNotes for: BMB 460

BMB 460

Course offered Fall Semester only.
3
400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB SelectionNotes for: 400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection

400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection

Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details. Consult advisor for list.
3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

Consult advisor for list.
3
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

Consult advisor for list.
3
Total credits 15 - 17

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
BMB 445 - Laboratory in Molecular Genetics INotes for: BMB 445

BMB 445

Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
or BMB 448 - Model Systems and Approaches in Cell Biology InquiryNotes for: BMB 448

BMB 448

Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
2
BMB 400 - Molecular Biology of the GeneNotes for: BMB 400

BMB 400

Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
3
400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB SelectionNotes for: 400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection

400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection

Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details. Consult advisor for list.
3 - 4
Department List SelectionNotes for: Department List Selection

Department List Selection

Consult advisor for list.
3
3
Total credits 12 - 15

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: BMB 445.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

BMB 251
Course offered Fall Semester only.
CHEM 210
Course offered Fall Semester only.
PHYS 250
Course offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 211, 212, 213, and 214 may be substituted. PHYS 213 and 214 are offered Spring Semester only.
BMB 252
Course offered Spring Semester only.
PHYS 251
Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 211, 212, 213, and 214 may be substituted. PHYS 213 and 214 are offered Spring Semester only.
BMB 401
Course offered Fall Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
BMB 430
Course offered Fall Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
BMB 442
Course offered Fall Semester only.
STAT 250
CMPSC 100, 201, MATH 220, 231, 250, or STAT 401 may be substituted. STAT 401 is offered Spring Semester only.
BMB 402
Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
BMB 443W
Course offered Spring Semester only.
MICRB 410
Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of B M B and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
BMB 445
Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
BMB 448
Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
BMB 428
Course offered Fall Semester only.
BMB 460
Course offered Fall Semester only.
400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection
Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details. Consult advisor for list.
Department List Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Department List Selection
Consult advisor for list.
BMB 445
Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
BMB 448
Students must complete either BMB 445 or BMB 448. BMB 445 is offered Spring Semester only and BMB 448 is offered Fall Semester only.
BMB 400
Course offered Spring Semester only. Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details.
400-Level BIOL or BMB or CHEM or MICRB Selection
Students must earn a quality grade of C or better in nine (9) credits of BMB and/or MICRB courses. Consult advisor for details. Consult advisor for list.
Department List Selection
Consult advisor for list.