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-minus 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 750

Physical Biochemistry Prereq: CHEM 547/549 and CHEM 548/550 or equivalent; MATH 424B or equivalent; or permission

 BMCB 751

Principles of Biochemistry

Prereq: CHEM 547/548 or CHEM 651/652; or permission

 BMCB 752

Principles of Biochemistry

Prereq: BMCB 751 or permission

 BMCB 753

Cell Culture

Prereq: BMS 503 and 504

 BMCB 754  (WI)

Molecular Biology Research Methods

(formerly Laboratory in Biochemistry &  Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids)

Prereq: GEN 604

 BMCB 755  (WI)

Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Prereq: BMCB 751 or permission

 BMCB 760

Pharmacology Prereq: BMCB 658 or BMCB 751, or permission

 BMCB 763

Biochemistry of Cancer

Prereq: BMCB 658 or BMCB 751, or permission

 BMCB 783

Proteomics for Biological Discoveries

Prereq: BMCB 658 or BMCB 751, or permission

 BMCB 794 Protein Structure and Function Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751
 BMCB 795 Investigations in Molecular and Cellular Biology (4-credit maximum) Prereq: permission
 GEN 704 Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes Prereq: BMS 503 and BMS 504; GEN 604; or permission
 GEN 771 Molecular Genetics Prereq: GEN 604 or permission



Questions? Contact:

Feixia Chu, Ph.D.

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