Quinnipiac University

Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Biochemistry/MS in Molecular and Cell Biology (3+1) Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the Dual-Degree BS in Biochemistry/MS in Molecular and Cell Biology program and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

Curriculum and Requirements

First year, fall
  • BIO 150/L, General Biology for Majors (4 credits)
  • CHE 110/L, General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MA 140, Pre-Calculus (3 credits)
  • FYS 101, First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • EN 101, Intro to Academic Reading and Writing (3 credits)

Total: 17 credits

First year, spring
  • BIO 151/L, Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics (4 credits)
  • CHE 111/L, General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MA 141, Calculus I (3 credits)
  • EN 102, Academic Reading and Writing (3 credits)
  • UC Elective (3 credits)

Total: 17 credits

First year, summer
  • UC Elective (3 credits)
  • UC Elective (3 credits)
  • CHE 210/L, Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHE 211/L, Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)

Total: 14 credits

Second year, fall
  • CHE 215/L, Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 315/L, Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 410 or CHE Special Topics (3 credits)
  • UC Elective (3 credits)
  • Language (3 credits)

Total: 17 credits

Second year, spring
  • BIO 515, Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 305/L, Instrumental Analysis (4 credits)
  • Open Elective (3 credits)
  • UC Elective (3 credits)
  • Language (3 credits)

Total: 17 credits

Second year, summer
  • PHY 110/L, General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHY 111/L, General Physics II (4 credits)
  • UC Elective (3 credits)

Total: 11 credits

Third year, fall
  • BIO 571, Molecular Genetics (4 credits)
  • CHE 301/L, Physical Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHE 475/490, Chemistry Seminar & Research I (4 credits)
  • Open Elective (3 credits)

Total: 15 credits

Third year, spring
  • BIO 605, DNA Methods Laboratory (4 credits)
  • CHE 302/L, Physical Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHE 476/491, Chemistry Seminar & Research II (4 credits)
  • CHE 420, Chemistry Integrative Capstone (3 credits)

Total: 15 credits

Third year, summer
  • BIO 688, Independent Study (3 credits)

Total: 3 credits

Fourth year, fall
  • BIO 568, Cell and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 606, Protein Methods Laboratory (4 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

Total: 11 credits

Fourth year, spring
  • BIO 675, Comprehensive Examination (2 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)
  • Graduate Elective (3 credits)

Total: 8 credits

Total credits completed toward BS degree: 123
Total graduate credits completed toward MS degree: 34 (9 graduate credits can be counted toward both BS and MS degrees)