Courses

The molecular and cellular biology major requires a minimum of 127 credit hours, made up of the following:

  • 78 hours in molecular and cellular biology classes
    • 62 hours of required courses (see below)
    • 16 hours of biology electives (see below)
    • 42 hours of general education requirements
    • 7 hours of general electives
    • 0–5 hours in proficiency requirements

    Required Courses

    Course NumberCourse Name
    BIO 1110 Introduction to Biology (4)
    BIO 1120 or BIO 2500 General Zoology or General Botany(4)
    BIO 2250 Cell Biology (4)
    BIO 3300 Genetics (4)
    BIO 3710 Biochemistry (4)
    BIO 3800 or BIO 3810 Biological Research or Biology Research Internship (2)
    BIO 4210 Advanced Cell Biology (4)
    BIO 4300 Molecular Biology of the Cell (4)
    BIO 4800 Biology Senior Seminar (1)
    CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 3510 Organic Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 3520 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    MATH 1710 Calculus I (5)
    PHYS 1010 College Physics I (5)
    PHYS 1020 College Physics II (5)

    Biology Electives

    Of the 16 hours of biology electives required, a minimum of 7 hours must be from the following courses:

    Course NumberCourse Name
    BIO 2210 Microbiology (4)
    BIO 4XXX Eukaryotic Gene Regulation (3)
    BIO 4220 Signal Transduction (3)
    BIO 4350 Immunology (4)
    Any 3000 or 4000-level BIO elective (9)

    Suggested Emphasis Areas

    Molecular Biology in Plant Systems:

    Molecular Biology in Animal Systems:

    Molecular Biology in Human Systems:

    Molecular Biology in Prokaryotic Systems: