Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology Minor

Undergraduate students who wish to develop focused competencies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cell biology can attain a minor in our BMCB program. An intent to earn the BMCB minor should be declared as early as possible, but no later than the end of the junior year, by contacting Professor Feixia Chu.  The student must have the minor approved by his/her major advisor and by the undergraduate program coordinator (UPC) of the minor program.



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  • Complete 20 credits from the courses listed below, with a grade of C- or better.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.
  • 4 credits of BMCB 795 (Investigations) may be used toward the minor.
  • Pass/fail courses may not be used for the minor.
  • During the final semester, students should file the Certification of Completion of Minor (PDF) form in order to have the minor shown on the academic record.


 BMCB 605

 Eukaryotic Cell and Developmental  Biology

 Prereq: BIOL 411 and 412; CHEM 403  and 404

 BMCB 714/5

 Electron Microscopy

 Prereq: permission

 BMCB 751

 Principles of Biochemistry

 Prereq: 2 semesters organic chemistry

 BMCB 752

 Principles of Biochemistry

 Prereq: 2 semesters organic chemistry

 GEN 704

 Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

 Prereq: BMS 503; BMCB 658/659 or 751

 GEN 711

 Genomics & Bioinformatics

 Prereq: GEN 604

 BMCB 750

 Physical Biochemistry

 Prereq: 2 semesters organic chemistry,  calculus

 BMCB 753

 Cell Culture

 Prereq: BMS 503; and permission

 BMCB 754  (WI)

 Laboratory in Biochemistry &  Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids

 Prereq: BMCB 658/659; 751; and  permission

 BMCB 755  (WI)

 Laboratory in Biochemistry and  Molecular Biology

 Prereq: BMCB 751-752; or permission

 BMCB 763

 Biochemistry of Cancer

 Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751

 BMCB 783

 Proteomics for Biological Discoveries

 Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751

 BMCB 794

 Protein Structure and Function

 Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751



Questions? Contact:

Feixia Chu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rudman Hall, Room 306
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2436