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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Biochemistry and Biophysics


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First Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
     (See footnote 2 below) 

Second Year


Fall


  • Quantitative Option Credit Hours: 4
    (See options below)

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 4
     (See footnote 5 below)

Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • Laboratory Option Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Fall OR Spring


  • Restricted Elective: Credit Hours 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • HAAS Elective: Credit Hours 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Molecular Biophysics Module Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)

Spring


  • Molecular Biophysics Module Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)
  • HAAS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below)

The total credits must add up to 128.


Molecular Biophysics Modules - Choose 2


Laboratory Option (Choose 1)


Summer Courses*


*Available to Summer Arch students from all programs with science requirements.

Footnotes


  1. Students may substitute CHEM 1100 for CHEM 1110.
  2. Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (HASS) courses should add up to 24 credits.
  3. Students may substitute Macroscopic and Microscopic Physical Chemistry (CHEM 4410 and CHEM 4420).
  4. Required course. Senior Research Thesis (BCBP 4990) is recommended; however, students may substitute any of the approved BIOL, BCBP, or CHEM culminating experience courses (see list below).
  5. Restricted Electives: at least 8 credits in science or engineering. Molecular biophysics modules, laboratory option, and the quantitative option may be taken in different semesters than those shown if electives are shifted.
  6. Molecular biophysics modules and laboratory options cannot be satisfied with transfer of credit.     

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