Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, BS

Program Description

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree is the ideal interdisciplinary science program where chemistry, biology, and health sciences merge into a rapidly growing and high-impact field. The program dives into the chemical processes that allow life to exist, and how those processes are impacted by internal and external stimuli. Lab and research experiences provides students with active learning opportunities to apply complex concepts to experiments with real-world applications. 

Program Curriculum

120-121 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Program Requirements

CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2600Laboratory Safety and Practices1
CHEM 2990RChemistry Seminar and Professional Development1
CHEM 3000
CHEM 3005
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3060
CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 3070
CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3100Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 3300Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
CHEM 3520
CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
CHEM 4910Chemistry Senior Seminar1
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 4300
BIOL 4305
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Laboratory
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
Choose one (1) of the following series of courses:
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Choose one (1) of the following courses:2
CHEM 4800RIndependent Research2
BIOL 4810RIndependent Research2
BIOL 4890RLife Science Internship2

Elective Requirements

Choose three (3) of the following program electives:
CHEM 4100Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4610Nutritional Biochemistry3
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3250Cancer Biology3
BIOL 3360Developmental Biology3
BIOL 3420Advanced Human Physiology3
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
BIOL 3470Introduction to Immunology3
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
BIOL 4400Pathophysiology3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Elective courses.