Cell and Molecular Biology Major

Additional Information on the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Students majoring in cell and molecular biology must complete a minimum of ten courses in the biology components, totaling at least 22 credits; 16 credits in chemistry ; and 8 credits of physics with laboratories. Students are strongly encouraged to take Calculus I (MATH 1210) and Probability and Statistics for Scientists (MATH 1230) to satisfy the math requirement for the B.S.


Chemistry Component

Physics Component

Cell and Molecular Biology Core Component

Biochemistry Component

Elective Component

An additional three elective courses are required, with at least two of the three being laboratory oriented. One course involving independent laboratory research (either 4910, 4920, 4950, 4960, H4990 or H5000) may be used as a laboratory-oriented course in the electives requirement. Students may use approved courses from other departments to fill the elective component. A list of courses which fulfill this requirement is available on the CMB Department website or from the CMB Department office.


Capstone Component

Finally, students must complete a capstone course. A list of courses which fulfill the capstone requirement is available on the Department website or from the CMB Department office.