Major in Molecular & Cellular Biology

Overall Requirements

  • Courses in Biology, Chemistry, Math & Physics (see details below)
  • LAS General Education Courses  
  • Language other than English
  • Composition I and Advanced Composition
  • Electives

     Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 120 hours

 Supporting Courses

  • MATH 220: Calculus or MATH 221: Calculus I
  • MATH 231: Calculus II or STAT 212: Biostatistics
  • CHEM 102, 103, 104 & 105: General Chemistry I & II, and labs or CHEM 202, 203, 204 & 205: Accelerated Chemistry I & II, and labs
  • CHEM 232, 233: Elementary Organic Chemistry I, and lab or CHEM 236, 237 & 436: Fund.Org. Chemistry I & II, Structure & Synthesis
  • PHYS 101 & 102: College Physics, and labs or PHYS 211, 212, 213 & 214: University Physics, and labs

 Introductory Biology Sequence

  • IB 150: Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
  • MCB 150: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life

Core Courses

  • MCB 250: Molecular Genetics
  • MCB 251: Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • MCB 252: Cells, Tissues, and Development
  • MCB 253: Experimental Techniques in Cell Biology
  • MCB 354: Biochemical and Physical Basis of Life

Advanced Courses

Additional advanced courses totaling a minimum of 15 hours at the 300– to 400-level are required. Course selection from the list of approved advanced courses for MCB majors must include one lab.

The advanced courses are in the disciplines of:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell & Developmental Biology 
  • Microbiology  
  • Molecular & Integrative Physiology       
  • Neuroscience

Additional detailed requirements are on the MCB Website