Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Minor)

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Minor)

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What is biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology?

The intertwined disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology are key to understanding the molecular and cellular foundations of life. A BMCB minor helps you prepare for employment as a research technician or for entry into graduate school or into professional programs in medicine, dentistry or other allied health professions. Areas of faculty specialization include cell signaling pathways, pharmacology, neurobiology, macromolecular interactions, protein structure/function and molecular genetics.You can combine this minor with a major such as biology, genetics or zoology to develop focused competencies.

Why study biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology at UNH?

The BMCB minor provides a solid academic foundation integrated with laboratory experiences to foster inquiry-based learning and to train creative and critical thinkers. You can gain additional technical skills and exposure to state-of-the-art instrumentation by participating in independent research experiences with highly respected faculty and their collaborators around the world. The minor can help you prepare for work or further study in fields such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare or academic research.

Potential careers

  • Laboratory technician
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Research Scientist
  • Science journalist or medical writer
     

Contact

Feixia Chu

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-2436
Office: Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, Rudman Hall Rm 316, Durham, NH 03824

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Rudman Hall
46 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
603-862-4095
mcbs.dept@unh.edu

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    Lecturer Davida Margolin's course Germs 101 has taken on a new relevancy this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curriculum & Requirements

Students who wish to develop focused competencies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cell biology can complement their major academic program with a minor in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology (BMCB).

Complete 20 credits from the courses listed below, with a grade of C-minus or better.  A C average (2.00) is required in courses that the minor program approves.
No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.
4 credits of BMCB 795 Investigations in Molecular and Cellular Biology may be used toward the minor.
Pass/fail courses may not be used for the minor.
It is the student's responsibility to complete a Certification of Completion of Minor form during their final semester at UNH.

BMCB 605Principles of Cell Biology4
BMCB 750Physical Biochemistry3
BMCB 751Principles of Biochemistry4
BMCB 752Principles of Biochemistry4
BMCB 753Cell Culture5
BMCB 754Molecular Biology Research Methods5
BMCB 755Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5
BMCB 760Pharmacology4
BMCB 763Biochemistry of Cancer4
BMCB 794Protein Structure and Function4
BMCB 795Investigations in Molecular and Cellular Biology (4-credit maximum)1-4
GEN 704Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes5
GEN 771Molecular Genetics4

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