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Molecular Biology

Requirements for the Major

Biology and Supporting Courses:

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Organismal Biology and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 303 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
BIO 601 Capstone I
BIO 602 Capstone II
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I

Plus, one of the following:

PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I
PHY 151 Principles of Physics I

Plus, one of the following:

CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 381 Biochemistry Principles

Plus, one of the following:

MTH 131 Applied Calculus
MTH 150 Calculus I
MTH 152 Calculus II

Plus, one of the following:

BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 304 Developmental Biology
BIO 334 Physiology

Plus, two of the following:

BIO 401 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
BIO 403 Biology of Cancer
BIO 404 Nuclear Structure and Function
BIO 405 Bioinformatics Explorations

Plus, one of the following not already taken:

BIO 301 Microbiology
BIO 304 Developmental Biology
BIO 334 Physiology
BIO 401 Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
BIO 403 Biology of Cancer
BIO 404 Nuclear Stucture and Function
CHE 382 Metabolic Chemistry
CHE 383 Biochemistry Methods

And at least four semester hours of research from the following:

BIO 590 Internship
BIO 620 Independent Study
BIO 660-690 Honors Research

Honors Scholars majoring in biology or molecular biology are expected to attend and participate in BIO 601 while they write their Honors proposal and participate in BIO 602 while they complete their research.

 

What can you do with a Molecular Biology degree?

Imagine yourself a medical doctor, researcher, pharmacuetical scientist, or epidemiologist.