Fourth-year Biochemistry majors meet with Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty once a week for both internal and external seminar presentations. During the fall semester of the fourth year each student is required to prepare and present a half-hour seminar on a topic of his/her choice found in a current professional journal. All students are expected to attend and provide professional evaluations of other students’ seminar presentations. During the fall semester, each fourth-year student will be expected to start writing a thesis. Preferably this thesis will cover experimental or theoretical research the student has actually done.