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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Chemistry: Five Required Courses

CHEM 115 and 116: Introductory Chemistry I and II

CHEM 220 and 221: Organic Chemistry I and II

CHEM 320 OR 321: Physical Chemistry I OR II

Biology: Two Required Courses

BIOL 120: Organismal Biology

BIOL 221: Molecules, Genes, and Cells

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Two Required Courses

BMB 300: Biochemistry I

BMB 322: Molecular Biology 

Two Elective Courses

Complete either two courses from List A, or one from List A and one from List B.

List A

BIOL 320: Microbiology

BIOL 324: Advanced Cell Biology

BIOL 325: Topics in Advanced Cell Biology

BIOL 340: Animal Physiology

BIOL 342: Developmental Biology

BIOL 346: Molecular Neuroscience

BIOL 352: Molecular Genetics

BIOL 362: Mechanisms of Brain Dysfunction

BIOL 372: Pharmacology: Drug, Brain, Behavior

BIOL 389: Evolution

BMB 301: Biochemistry II (Pending CPC approval, New Course Proposal to be submitted in the future)

List B

CHEM 320 or 321: Physical Chemistry I or II (not taken as part of chemistry courses above)

CHEM 340: Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 410: Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 430: Advanced Organic

At least two of the five 300-level courses must be taken at Lake Forest College.

Four Courses Taken Outside Chemistry and Biology

PHYS 110 and 111: Introductory Physics OR PHYS 120 and 121: General Physics

MATH 110 and 111: Calculus I and II

One Capstone

BMB 493: Research Project, BMB 494: Senior Thesis, OR BMB Senior Seminar