Two of the following courses can satisfy the ARP requirement (between Carolina Core ARP and the College of Arts and Sciences all of these courses will be completed): Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Two 4-credit hour SCI approved laboratory science courses as selected by the program of study.
Specified College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
One of the following options will fulfill this GHS requirement:
At least one of either the Carolina Core GHS or the College of Arts and Sciences history requirement must be a non-US history.
Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
Bachelor of Science degrees require a minimum of 12 hours, as specified by the major program, to include:
as specified by major program
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
Additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirements in addition to the Carolina Core ARP: (minimum of 6 hours). Between Carolina Core ARP and the College of Arts and Sciences all of these courses will be completed. Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Specified College of Arts and Sciences history Requirement in addition to the Carolina Core GHS (3 hours):
One of the following options will fulfill this College requirement
Additional College of Arts and Sciences social sciences requirement in addition to the Carolina Core GSS (3 Hours):
Additional College of Arts and Sciences Fine Arts or Humanities Requirements in addition to the Carolina Core AIU (3 Hours):
Additional Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Major Prerequisite Requirements:
The following courses must be completed for a B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology( may be used to fulfil Carolina Core or College requirements if applicable): Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
The following courses fulfill some of the general education requirements and must be completed for a B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology:
Note: No more than 3 hours of research (BIOL 399 or CHEM 496) can be used to satisfy the elective requirement.
Major Requirements (63 hours)
Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Note: No more than 3 hours of research (BIOL 499 or CHEM 496) can be used to satisfy the elective requirement.
No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification of inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences.
There is 1 credit of free elective required to fullfil the 128 credits for the degree. Students should consider seminar courses to include UNIV, CHEM, and BIOL or research courses in an approved area.
The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.
Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.
It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.
For Bachelor of Science degrees, grades of D are acceptable for completion of the cognate requirement, except where restricted by the major program.
In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.
The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University
A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z.
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major currently requires completion of 128 hours. The previously required research component was changed to optional in the 2017-2018 bulletin and allowed to count as an upper level elective in the major. The seminar component that accompanied the research requirement is no longer necessary. The only change to the program requirements is to remove the CHEM 360 = BIOL 360 requirement. This brings the total hours to 127.
The other changes are cosmetic changes to the bulletin (placing college requirements and department prerequisites together, suggesting courses that will fulfil carolina core requirements, etc.)
The committee raised an issue with your proposal to drop 1 credit from your program (see comments below). I have not returned the proposal to make it easier to discuss at our committee meeting on Monday. I would like to invite you to attend the meeting so that the issue can get clarified. The next Curricula and Courses Committee meeting will be held on Monday November 13 at noon in the Thomas Cooper Library, room 412.
Note the curricular design is the department’s decision – the following is just highlighting some issues with the change that should be considered.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Minor revision, no BOT, CHE, or SACS approval required.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.