B.S. in Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration)

This program is designed for students who desire a strong understanding of cellular function at the molecular level. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in cellular function and genetic control of biological processes to support exploration of disease etiology. It is appropriate for students who wish to attend graduate or professional schools.

Requirements for a Major in Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration)
Thirty-five semester hours including the following:
  • BIO 1305 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience/1105 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1405 - Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
  • BIO 1306 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued/1106 - Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory OR BIO 1406 - Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
  • BIO 2306 - Genetics/2106 - Genetics Laboratory
  • BIO 3342 - Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 4001 - Achievement Test

At least one hour from:

  • BIO 3100 - Seminar in Biology
  • BIO 3V90 - Individual Topics
  • BIO 4199 - Scientific Communication

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 4401 - General Microbiology
  • BIO 4426 - Vertebrate Histology
  • BIO 4308 - Cell and Developmental Biology/4108 - Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 4352 - Evolutionary Developmental Genetics

At least three hours from:

  • BIO 3330 - Medical Genetics
  • BIO 3350 - Genomics and Bioinformatics (Cross-Listed as BINF 3350)
  • BIO 4301 - Immunology
  • BIO 4303 - Molecular and Medical Biotechnology
  • BIO 4306 - Molecular Genetics/4106 - Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • BIO 4307 - Biochemistry and Physiology of the Cell

A grade of "C" or better in all biology courses used in the major and a GPA of 2.0 or higher on all BIO courses completed.

Required Courses in other Fields:

  • CHE 1301 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I/1101 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 1302 - Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II/1102 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHE 3331 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 3332 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 3238 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • MTH 1321 - Calculus I
  • MTH 1322 - Calculus II OR:
  • STA 2381 - Introductory Statistical Methods
  • PHY 1408 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1430 - General Physics II OR:
  • PHY 1420 - General Physics I AND 1409 - General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II

A grade of "C" or better in all courses required in other fields

Department of Biology

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