Sep 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Biochemistry and Biophysics


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First Year


Fall


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

Spring


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

Second Year


Fall


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

Spring


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

Third Year


Please note: The third and fourth year of the program vary depending upon which semester students choose to take away following The Arch Summer classes. Please note the following:

  • If students are planning to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the courses listed for each term plus any courses listed under the Fall Away Track for years three and four of their program.
  • If students are planning to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the courses listed for each term plus any courses listed under the Spring Away Track for years three and four of their program.

The Arch Summer Semester*


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

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

Fall Away Track


Spring Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring


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

Fall Away Track


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

Spring Away Track


  • Elective: Credit Hours 4

Fourth Year


Fall


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

Fall Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Away Track


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

Spring


  • Molecular Biophysics Module Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 and course list below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Away Track


The total credits must add up to 128.


Molecular Biophysics Modules - Choose 2


Laboratory Option (Choose 1)


Summer Courses*


*Available to students from all programs with science requirements.

Footnotes


  1. Students may substitute CHEM 1100 for CHEM 1110.
  2. Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Core Electives: A total of 24 credits of HASS Core Electives should be taken. Students should take an Inquiry course during their first year. For a listing of HASS Inquiry courses go to: https://info.rpi.edu/hass-inquiry. In addition, students should take a HASS Communications Intensive course during their first three semesters.
  3. Students may substitute Macroscopic or Microscopic Physical Chemistry (CHEM 4410 or 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.
  5. Restricted Electives: at least 6 credits in science or engineering. Restricted electives must be 4000-level courses. Only 2 credits from research, mentoring, or independent study courses may count towards this requirement. Molecular Biophysics Modules, Laboratory Option, and the Quantitative Option may be taken in semesters other than those shown if electives are shifted.
  6. Molecular Biochemistry I and II, molecular biophysics modules, and laboratory options cannot be satisfied with transfer credits.

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