Pre-Medical Program with a Major in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Two degree options: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

Both options consist of a minimum of 124 credit hours and must include the college-wide requirements in general education.

Pre-Medical Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree

First Year
BIOLOGY 1, 18 or 12, 13— Biological Sciences
CHEMISTRY 1/3-2/4 — General Chemistry
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 44
TOTAL

Second Year
BCMB 99 — Professional Development
BIOLOGY 165 — Cell Biology
BIOLOGY 105 — Genetics
CHEMISTRY 107/109-108/110 — Organic Chemistry
BCMB 99 — Professional Development
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
STATISTICS
TOTAL

Third Year
BCMB 199 — Research
BIOLOGY 103 — Microbiology
BIOLOGY 129 — Physiology
BIOLOGY 150 — Proficiency Symposium
CHEMISTRY 130 — 133 — Biochem and Adv Biochem
PHYSICS 11-12 — General Physics
TOTAL

Fourth Year
BCMB 137 — Advanced Molecular Life Sciences Lab
BCMB 199 — Research
BCMB 195 — Seminar
BIOLOGY 186/187 — Molecular Biology
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
GENERAL ELECTIVES
Writing
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
8
3
9
3
31


3
4
3
8
3
9
3
33


2
5
5
2
8
8
30


3
2
1
4
6
9
3
31

Pre-Medical Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree

First Year
BIOLOGY 1, 18 or 12, 13 — Biological Sciences
CHEMISTRY 1/3-2/4 — General Chemistry
First Year Seminar
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
Mathematics 50 — Calculus
Information Systems 44
TOTAL

Second Year
BCMB 99 — Professional Development
BIOLOGY 165 — Cell Biology
BIOLOGY 126 — Developmental Biology
CHEMISTRY 107/109-108/110 — Organic Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 81 — Quantitative Analysis
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
Statistics
TOTAL

Third Year
BCMB 199 — Research
BIOLOGY 103 — Microbiology
BIOLOGY 150 — Proficiency Symposium
CHEMISTRY 130 – 133 — Biochem and Adv BiochemPHYSICS 11-12 — General Physics
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Fourth Year
BCMB 137 — Advanced Molecular Life Sciences Lab
BCMB 199 — Research
BCMB 195 — Seminar
BIOLOGY 186/187 — Molecular Biology
BIOLOGY 105 — Genetics
BIOLOGY 129 — Physiology
CHEM 182 — Advanced Analytical
GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
8
3
3
4
3
29


3
4
4
8
4
6
3
32


2
5
2
8
8
9
31


3
2
1
4
3
5
4
9
33

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October 12, 2017
Five Drake University students have been chosen for prestigious internship opportunities at The World Food Prize Foundation, an international nonprofit organization focusing on improvements in the field of food insecurity.
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