Cellular and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science - Biology; Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 81

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Cellular and molecular biology is the study of cellular, molecular, and physiological aspects of biology. This concentration is a graduate prep program, and is for students interested in academia or research jobs in private or government laboratories. It is also an excellent concentration for pre-medical sciences students.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core17
Upper Division Core Courses Required by Cellular & Molecular Biology concentration20
Additional UD Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology concentration7-12
Disease Elective
Additional UD Depth Courses (Lecture)
Additional UD Depth Courses (Laboratory)
Required Courses Outside of the Major37-38
Mathematics - Calculus
Chemistry
Additional Depth in Chemistry
Physics
Upper Division Writing Expectation for the Major7-12
Total Hours88-99

Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

Note: The lower division core should be completed before attempting most upper division major courses.

AP Biology credit may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N.

BIOB 160NPrinciples of Living Systems3
BIOB 161NPrncpls of Living Systems Lab1
BIOB 170NPrincpls Biological Diversity3
BIOB 171NPrincpls Biological Dvrsty Lab2
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
Total Hours17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Core Courses Required by Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

BCH 480Advanced Biochemistry I3
BCH 482Advanced Biochemistry II3
BIOB 301Developmental Biology3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOM 360General Microbiology3
BIOM 361General Microbiology Lab2
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Additional UD Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

Rule: Complete one or two courses in each subcategory (as indicated)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Disease Elective

Select at least one of the following:3
Immunology
Virology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional UD Depth Courses (Lecture)

Select at least one of the following:2-4
Biological Electron Microscopy
Endocrinology
Phylogenics and Evolution
Genomics
Comparative Animal Physiology
Microbial Genetics
Microbial Physiology
Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Lab
Total Hours2-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional UD Depth Courses (Laboratory)

Select at least two of the following:2-5
Biochemistry Research Lab
Immunology Laboratory
Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab
Microbial Physiology Lab
Adv Undergrad Research
Total Hours2-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Courses Outside of the Major

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics - Calculus

Rule: Required

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

CHMY 141NCollege Chemistry I4
CHMY 142NCollege Chemistry I Lab1
CHMY 143NCollege Chemistry II4
CHMY 144NCollege Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
CHMY 224Organic Chemistry II Lab2
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Depth in Chemistry

Select at least one of the following:3-4
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
Applied Physical Chemistry
Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Rule: All of the following courses are required.

Select one of the following physics sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Calculus-based:
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc (require M 171 and M 172)
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: Complete the equivalent of a full writing course (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 2/3 writing course + one 1/3 writing course or one complete writing course)

Note: To meet the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Biology students take 2 or 3 partial writing courses (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 1/3 writing course and one 2/3 writing course) or one complete writing course. The Cellular & Molecular Biology concentration requires two 1/3 writing courses: BCH 482 and BIOB 425. The Advanced College Writing Requirement is completed with one additional course, chosen from any of the following.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

1/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 482Advanced Biochemistry II3
BIOB 410Immunology3
BIOB 425Adv Cell & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 483Phylogenics and Evolution3
BIOE 403Vert Design & Evolution5
BIOE 409Behavior & Evolution Discussion1
BIOE 428Freshwater Ecology5
BIOL 484Plant Evolution3
BIOM 402Medical Bacteriology& Mycology3
BIOO 320General Botany5
BIOO 434Plant Physiology Lab1
BIOO 470Ornithology4
BIOO 475Mammalogy4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

BCH 486Biochemistry Research Lab3
BCH 499Senior Thesis/Capstone3-6
BIOB 411Immunology Laboratory2
BIOB 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6
BIOE 342Field Ecology5
BIOE 371Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)2
BIOM 411Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab1
BIOM 499Undergraduate Thesis3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Complete Advanced Writing Course

BIOH 462Principles Medical Physiology3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement

Rule: Choose one of the following Math courses

Note: The Division of Biological Sciences has been granted an exception to the Modern/Classical Language Requirement. Either of these Calculus courses (required by the major) will satisfy this requirement.

M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-