All third- and fourth-year Biochemistry and Chemistry majors meet with the entire Biochemistry Program and Chemistry Department faculty once a week for both internal and external presentations. During the fall semester of the third and fourth years, 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. During the fall semester of the fourth year, each student will be expected to write a thesis. Preferably the thesis will cover experimental and theoretical research that the student has actually done. Each student will be expected to defend his/her thesis in the spring semester of the fourth year. Four credits are obtained in the second semester of the fourth year.