Academics

Biochemistry, BS

REQUIREMENTS:

 

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HONORS:

A Biochemistry major may receive Honors if the following criteria are met:

    * A minimal cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all UMass Boston  courses,
    * A minimal cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all biochemistry, biology, and chemistry courses,
    * Completion of Biochemistry 491 and/or 492.

The independent research project completed in Biochemistry 491 and/or 492 must be submitted to either the Biology or Chemistry Department as a written thesis, and the research project must be presented at the Honors Colloquium.
 

GPA:

A final GPA of 2.0 or better in all biochemistry, biology, and chemistry courses is required for the Biochemistry BS degree. Biochemistry 383-386 and a minimum of 15 credit hours of biochemistry/biology/chemistry courses must be completed at UMass Boston.

PASS/FAIL:

One mathematics or physics course required for the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No biochemistry, biology, or chemistry course required for the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis. Non-required courses (including Biology and Chemistry courses) may be taken P/F.