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BS in Cell and Molecular Biology

The BS in Cell and Molecular Biology is designed specifically for students to wish to go onto medical, dental, and other professional schools. The curriculum is designed so that students take challenging upper-level electives to prepare them well for standardized tests like the MCATs, DATs, and GREs but also to prepare them to succeed once they are accepted into their various professional programs. In order for students to graduate with this concentration, students are required to maintain a 3.2 overall and science GPA.

For admission to this program, a student must have a minimum cumulative index of 3.0 and a minimum science index of 3.2 at the end of sophomore year. The Cell and Molecular Biology program includes Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.

Courses that fulfill both College Core Options and Major Requirements

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 109 - 110 General Chemistry I & II
10
MTH 231 Calculus I
4
PHY 101 - 102 General Physics I & II
8

 

Courses from outside the Department required for this major

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 209 - 210 Organic Chemistry I & II
6
CHM 220 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2
MTH 270 or MTH 232 Statistics or Calculus II
3 - 4

 

Departmental courses required for the major

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
BIO 101 - 102 General Biology I & II
9
BIO 201 Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
4
BIO 211 Genetics
5
BIO 316 Microbiology
4
BIO 399 Cellular Biology
3
BIO 419 Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism
3
BIO 420 Biochemistry Laboratory
2
BIO 450 Seminar
2
BIO 480 Molecular Biology
3
BIO 481 Molecular Biology Laboratory
2
BIO 200 - 499 Two elective courses from this range. Recommended BIO 330, 402, 403, 406. 410, 440/441
14 - 17

Total credits required:   72 - 76