Molecular Biology - Medicine - Microbiology - Dentistry - Biotechnology - Optometry - Immunology - Biomedical Research - Genetics - and more
Some of the greatest advances in biology today are happening at the molecular frontier. Molecular biology and biotechnology have opened doors for the development of new treatments for diseases and ways to increase crop production to provide food for the growing world population. The concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology prepares students for further study in graduate and professional programs in areas such as genetics, microbiology, immunology, and medicine.
Students interested in pursuing professional education in medicine, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, or other health sciences are especially encouraged to consider this concentration which was designed to accommodate a broad range of entrance requirements for many of the region's professional programs. (For more information on these pre-professional curricula, please visit the Pre-Health Science Program).
|Curriculum Component||Courses Required *|
|Required Support Courses - Foundation for biological studies||
CHEM 121-122 and either 341 or 310-319
|Biology Requirements - General and focused studies in biological sciences||
CORE: BIOL 130, 140, 331, 336, 337, 391, and 410 or 411
|Electives - Courses for deeper exploration of the discipline or exploring related areas||
15 hours. selected from upper-division courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Up to 4 hours of Biochemistry (BCHE) may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.
* Students must earn a C or better in all required and elective courses.
Programs of Study
The Biology Department has several different programs of study available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As a student, the best way to get involved is to get to know the faculty, learn their interests, and find out more about their research programs.