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Biochemistry 193 Requirements for the Major (continued) Credit Hours Additional Courses (Option 1 or Option 2) 9–11 Option 1 (11 credits) Required (8 credits) CHEM 4397 Undergraduate Research CHEM 5185 Laboratory Methods in Physical Chemistry CHEM 5192 Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory CHEM 5392 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Electives (choose 3 credits) BIOL/CHEM 5311 Biological Chemistry: Metabolism or BIOL/CHEM 5312 Physical Biochemistry Option 2 (9 credits) Required (6 credits) BIOL 3350 Cell Biology BIOL/CHEM 5311 Biological Chemistry: Metabolism Electives (choose 3 credits) BIOL/CHEM 5311 Biological Chemistry: Metabolism BIOL/CHEM 5312 Physical Biochemistry or BIOL 5304 Molecular Biology: Control and Expression of Genetic Information 66–68 Departmental Distinction A biochemistry major may graduate with departmental distinction by successfully completing a special program of study that includes independent reading and research and a senior thesis under the direction of a member of the faculty. The student must submit an application to the biochemistry adviser by the first term of the junior year and must have completed at least 22 hours toward the biochemistry degree with a GPA of at least 3.500 in courses required for the major. Upon approval from the respective departments, the student must enroll in the following courses: BIOL 4398, 4399 or CHEM 4397. Upon completion of these courses, the student will write a senior thesis and present it orally before a public audience including a faculty committee composed of the student's research adviser, the biochemistry adviser, and at least one additional faculty member. Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, the senior thesis and maintenance of a GPA of at least 3.500 in courses required for the major, the B.S. degree will be awarded with departmental distinction.