Biology - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science - Biology; Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 81-87

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

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 Upper-Division Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration7-12
Disease Elective
Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Lecture
Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Laboratory
Required Courses Outside of the Major37-38
Mathematics - Calculus
Chemistry
Additional Depth in Chemistry
Physics
Advanced College Writing Requirement
Total Hours81-87

Biology/Microbiology Lower-Division Core

Note: The lower-division core should be completed before attempting most upper-division major courses. AP Biology credit with a score of 3 may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N

Complete all of the following courses:
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

Complete all of the following courses:
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 Upper-Division Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Disease Elective

Complete one of the following courses:3
Immunology
Virology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Lecture

Complete one of the following courses: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 Upper-Division Depth Courses - Laboratory

Complete two of the following courses: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

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Mathematics - Calculus

Complete one of the following courses:4
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 141N
CHMY 142N
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 143N
CHMY 144N
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
5
CHMY 221
CHMY 222
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 223
CHMY 224
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Depth in Chemistry

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Calculus-based Physics:
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: To complete the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Biology students complete 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-