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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BS


Descriptions:

The Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will focus on preparing students for careers in fields including, but not limited to, medicine and health, drug manufacturing and design, agriculture, forensic science (crime lab science), academic/industrial research and development, and scientific writing. 

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 students to be associated with cutting edge research through independent studies and undergraduate research projects.

Admission Requirements:        

Requirements for direct admission into the BMB Bachelor of Science degree program will require a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, a math score minimum of 22 on the ACT or 520 on the SAT. In addition, students must have completed the Ohio Core Curriculum, or equivalent core curriculum from other states. These requirements are more stringent than those set by the university as a whole, which has lower minimum requirements for GPA and SAT (or ACT) scores, and exception criteria for students who have not completed the Ohio Core Curriculum.

Students who have been admitted into the university, but not the BMB BS degree program, and wish to apply to our program must complete BIO 1120, BIO 1150, CHM 1210 and CHM 1220 with their associated labs, and attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses.

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Program Requirements:


Wright State Core: 43 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 10 Hours


Departmental Electives: 17 Hours


Select from approved courses resulting in at least 17 credits with 9 from the BMB prefix and including at least one course with a lab component.

General Electives: 4.5 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Note: For graduation credit, all CoSM courses require a grade of C or better.

Approved Departmental Electives Courses


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BS (GPS)