Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6121
785-532-7278 fax
biochem@k-state.edu



Biotechnology Core Facility
206 Burt Hall
785-532-5956
785-532-6297 fax



Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall
785-532-2345

Degree Program Comparison

Departmental requirements

 
Biochemistry Program
Medical Biochemistry Program
B.S. Molecular Biophysics Program
B.S./M.S. Biochemistry Program
B.S.B.A.B.S.B.A.

Printable Chart by Semester (pdf)

Printable Chart by Semester (pdf)

Printable Chart by Semester (pdf)

 

Biochem courses
 

BIOCH 110, 521, 590/775, 755, 756, 765

Two of the following: 757/758/766/767

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 755, 765

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 571, 755*, 765*

*Or other BIOCH 3 cr. hour course 700 level or higher

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 571
*Optional: BIOCH 755

*Must choose one of 3 optional courses.

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 590/775, 755, 756, 765

Two of the following: 757/758/766/767

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 590/775

*Graduate level courses

BIOCH 755*, 756*, 765*

Two of the following:
BIOCH 757*, 758*, 766*, 767*

19 credit hours

14 credit hours

17 credit hours11 or 14 credit hours

19 credit hours

19 credit hours

Chem courses
 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371, 500

 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371

 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371

 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371

 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371, 500

 

CHM 210, 230 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 550)

CHM 371, 500

20 credit hours

17 credit hours

17 credit hours

17 credit hours

20 credit hours

20 credit hours

Biology courses
 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541

 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541

 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541, 670

 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541, 670

 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541

 

BIOL 198, 450, 455, 541

15 credit hours

15 credit hours

19 credit hours

19 credit hours

15 credit hours

15 credit hours

Math courses
 

MATH 220, 221

 

MATH 220, 221

 

MATH 220

 

MATH 220

 

MATH 220, 221, 222

 

MATH 220, 221

8 credit hours

8 credit hours

4 credit hours

4 credit hours

12 credit hours

4 credit hours

Physics courses
 

PHYS 113, 114 (Or 213, 214)

 

PHYS 113, 114

 

PHYS 113, 114

 

PHYS 113, 114

 

PHYS 213, 214 (Or 223, 224)

PHYS 325, 664 or 775

 

PHYS 113, 114 (Or 213, 214)

8 or 10 credit hours

8 credit hours

8 credit hours

8 credit hours

17 credit hours

8 or 10 credit hours

Statistics courses
 

STAT 703

 

STAT 703

 

STAT 340, 341

 

STAT 340
*Optional: STAT 341

 

STAT 703

 

STAT 703

3 credit hours

3 credit hours

6 credit hours

3 or 6 credit hours

3 credit hours

3 credit hours

Upper-division science electives
 

BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799, MATH 222 or 240

 

BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799, MATH 222 or 240

 

BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799, MATH 222 or 240

 

BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799, MATH 240

 

BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799, MATH 240

 

 

14 or 16 credit hours

19 credit hours

20 credit hours

20 credit hours

3 credit hours

Research/ Graduate level courses
 

Research
Bioch 799

Two of the following:
BIOCH 757, 758, 766, 767
may be used as research credits

     

*Optional Research
Bioch 799

Two of the following: BIOCH 757, 758, 766, 767
may be used as research credits

 

Research
Bioch 799

Two of the following: BIOCH 757, 758, 766, 767
may be used as research credits

 

Research
BIOCH 890, 899

Graduate Level
BIOCH, BIOL or bioinformatics electives;

BIOCH 806

3 credit hours3 credit hours3 credit hours27 credit hours
GPA
 Must maintain a GPA ≥ 2.2 in required science and math courses Must maintain a GPA ≥ 2.2 in required science and math courses Must maintain a GPA ≥ 2.2 in required science and math courses Must maintain a GPA ≥ 2.2 in required science and math courses Must maintain a GPA > 3 in required science and math courses Must maintain a GPA > 3 in required science and math courses
Thesis
           Must defend a written master's thesis

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College of Arts &  Sciences requirements

 
Biochemistry Program
Medical Biochemistry Program
B.S. Molecular Biophysics Program
B.S./M.S. Biochemistry Program
B.S.B.A.B.S.B.A.
English and Communication courses
 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

 

ENGL 100, 200;

COMM 105 or 106

8-9 credit hours

8-9 credit hours

8-9 credit hours

8-9 credit hours

8-9 credit hours

8-9 credit hours

Humanities
 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

 

Four courses, one course for each of the following sections: Fine arts, Philosophy, Western heritage, Literary or rhetorical arts

11 credit hours min.

11 credit hours min.

11 credit hours min

11 credit hours min.

11 credit hours min.

11 credit hours min.

Social sciences
 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

 

Four courses from at least three disciplines

12 credit hours min.

12 credit hours min.

12 credit hours min.

12 credit hours min.

12 credit hours min.

12 credit hours min.

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Additional requirements

 
Biochemistry Program
Medical Biochemistry Program
B.S. Molecular Biophysics Program
B.S./M.S. Biochemistry Program
B.S.B.A.B.S.B.A.
K-State 8 (UGE requirements if enrolled prior to fall 2011)
 

Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses

 

 Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses Usually fulfilled through BMB and A&S required courses
Foreign Language
                   Level 4 (or the equivalent of level 4) in a foreign language sequence offered by the Department of Modern Languages                   Level 4 (or the equivalent of level 4) in a foreign language sequence offered by the Department of Modern Languages    
Total degree credit hours
 124 120 123 121 124 150 (approx.)

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