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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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.

Suggested Term Class Chart (pdf)

Suggested Term Class Chart (pdf)

Suggested Term Class Chart (pdf)

Suggested Term Class Chart (pdf)

Suggeted Term Class Chart (pdf)

 

Biochem courses
 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 755, 756, 765, 775

 
 
 

 
 

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 755, 765

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 571, 755, 7652

2Or any 3 credits of BIOCH at 700 level or higher
 

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 571
3Optional: BIOCH 755

3Must choose one of 3 optional courses.
 

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522, 755, 756, 765, 775

 
 
 

 
 

 

BIOCH 110, 521, 522

4As graduate level courses

BIOCH 7554, 7564, 7654, 7754

20 credit hours15 credit hours18 credit hours12 or 15 credit hours20 credit hours20 credit hours
Chem courses
 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

CHM 500

 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

 

 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

 

 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

 

 

 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

CHM 500

 

CHM 210, 230, 371 (Or 220, 250)

CHM 350, 351 (Or 531, 532, 5501)

CHM 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

Physics courses
 

PHYS 113, 114 (Or 213, 214)

 
 

 

PHYS 113, 114
 

 
 

 

PHYS 113, 114
 

 
 

 

PHYS 113, 114
 

 
 

 

PHYS 213, 214 (Or 223, 224)

PHYS 664 or 775

 

PHYS 113, 114 (Or 213, 214)

 
 

8* credit hours

8 credit hours

8 credit hours

8 credit hours

13 credit hours

8* 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

8 credit hours

Statistics courses
 

STAT 703
 
 

 

STAT 703
 
 

 

STAT 340, 341
 

 

STAT 340
3Optional: 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 electives
 

MATH 222, 340; or BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, or STAT 500 TO 799

 
 

 
 

 

Math 222, 340; or any course 500 level or above in any college.

 
 

 
 

 

BIOL 340 (3 credits), 410, MATH 221, 222, 340, PHILO 365, PSYCH 470; or BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, MATH or STAT 500 TO 799

 

BIOL 340 (3 credits), 410, MATH 221, 222, 340, PHILO 365, PSYCH 470; or any course 500 level or above in any college.
 

 

MATH 340, 515; or BIOCH, BIOL, CHM, CIS, MATH or STAT 500 TO 799

 
 

 
 

 

 

12* credit hours

18* credit hours

16* credit hours

15-21* 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

     

3Optional Research
Bioch 799

 

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 806 and  BIOCH, BIOL or bioinformatics electives;
 

2 credit hours
 
0 or 3 credit hours
 
2 credit hours
 
27 credit hours (approx.)
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
  1CHM 550 (Org Chem 2) should be taken with the CHM 531, 532 option and will count towards electives.
  *Total credit hours may vary based on alternate options chosen.

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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 in a foreign language sequence offered by the Dept. of Modern Languages                   Level 4 in a foreign language sequence offered by the Dept. of Modern Languages    
Total degree credit hours
 120
 
 120
 
 120
 
 120
 
 120
 
 150 (approx.)

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