Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major

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The major consists of foundations courses in biology and chemistry followed by a core curriculum in biochemistry and molecular biology and their physical underpinnings, with additional upper level work in biology and/or chemistry. Supporting coursework in mathematics and physics is also required.


Laboratory proficiency and writing proficiency in the major are required and are evaluated in BIO 224 , CHE 342 , and additional upper level labs as necessary.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major with ACS Certification

Granting of the ACS certified degree is authorized by the director of the chemistry program, in accordance with the requirements of the American Chemical Society. In combination with the requirements for the basic major, the major with ACS certification requires the following:

A minimum of 3 credits of additional chemistry lecture coursework, chosen from:

A minimum of 4 credit of research on a project approved by faculty in the biochemistry and molecular biology program, chosen from:

  • BIO 390Y - Independent Research in Biological Sciences (2/2 Cr.)
  • CHE 395Y - Independent Work in Chemistry (2-4 Cr.)

Honors in the major

For honors in the major (with or without ACS certification), BIO 390-399Y or CHE 395Y  must be completed with a minimum grade of A-, and a minimum GPA of 3.5 must ordinarily be achieved in all biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses counted toward the major.

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