May 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Concurrent B.S./M.S. Biochemistry



A combined B.S./M.S. program 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. Students in the Medical Biochemistry track are not eligible to apply to the Concurrent B.S./M.S. program. Degree requirements for the M.S. are as described in the Graduate Catalog, with the exception that up to 9 hours of credits obtained for the B.S. (Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II and Molecular Biophysics) 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 requireed math and science courses. The requirement for the Graduate Record Exam will be waived.

Year 1-4 requirement


PLEASE NOTE: IN PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED

*Laboratories


Up to two credit hours of Advanced Biochemistry Laboratories can be applied towards the requirement for BIOCH 799-Problems in Biochemistry.

Note


The courses in the list above satisfy the natural sciences and quantitative reasoning requirements shown in the general requirements for the BS degree.

Arts and Sciences requirements (32 credit hours)


Year Five Fall Semester (~12 credit hours)


  • M.S. Research Credits: 4-6
  • Upper level Biochemistry, Biology, or Bioinformatics electives Credits: 4-6
  • BIOCH 806 - Biochemistry Seminar Credits: 0-1

Year Five Spring Semester (~10 credit hours)


  • M.S. Research Credits: 4-6
  • Upper level Biochemistry, Biology, or Bioinformatics electives Credits: 4-6
  • BIOCH 806 - Biochemistry Seminar Credits: 0-1