Feb 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Biochemistry


A combined B.S./M.S. program, offered through Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics , provides exceptional undergraduates an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Biochemistry in 5 years. Admission and retention in the program requires a 3.0 GPA. Students may apply after they have accumulated 45-90 hours towards the B.S. degree. Degree requirements for the M.S. are as described in the M.S. section , with the exception that up to 9 hours of credits obtained for the B.S. (Biochemistry I and II and associated laboratories) may be counted toward the M.S. program.

Entrance requirements

Students may apply for the concurrent B.S./M.S. program from the second semester of the sophomore year through the second semester of the junior year, when they have accumulated 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S. degree and have completed at least one semester of organic chemistry. Students may apply during the senior year with special permission from the chair of the Graduate Biochemistry Group. 

The application process will be the same as for the traditional M.S. degree except that completion of the B.S. degree is not required prior to enrollment for the M.S., and the application must include a recommendation from the student’s undergraduate advisor. Minimum standards for regular admission and for retention in the program require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the required math and science courses. The requirement for the Graduate Record Exam will be waived.