Biology B.S. - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science - Biology; Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 83-87

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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 Core

17

Upper-Division Core Courses Required by Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

20

Additional Upper-Division Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

8-12

Disease Elective

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Lecture

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Laboratory

Required Courses Outside of the Major

38

Mathematics - Calculus

Chemistry

Additional Depth in Chemistry

Physics

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Total Hours

83-87


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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

BIOB 170N

Princpls Biological Diversity

3

BIOB 171N

Princpls Biological Dvrsty Lab

2

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses Required by Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

3

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BIOB 301

Developmental Biology

3

BIOB 375

General Genetics

3

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BIOM 360

General Microbiology

3

BIOM 361

General Microbiology Lab

2

Total Hours

20

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Upper-Division Major Courses Required for the Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Disease Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOB 410

Immunology

BIOM 435

Virology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Lecture

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

BIOB 468

Endocrinology

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

BIOB 486

Genomics

BIOL 435

Comparative Animal Physiology

BIOM 410

Microbial Genetics

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

BIOM 450

Microbial Physiology

BIOO 433
& BIOO 434

Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Lab

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses - Laboratory

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

2-5

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

BIOB 411

Immunology Laboratory

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

BIOM 451

Microbial Physiology Lab

BIOM 490

Adv Undergrad Research

Total Hours

2-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Courses Outside of the Major

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Mathematics - Calculus

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

M 162

Applied Calculus

M 171

Calculus I

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Depth in Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

CHMY 373

Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc (require M 171 and M 172)

Total Hours

10

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

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BIOB 410

Immunology

3

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

3

BIOE 403

Comparative Vert Anatomy

4

BIOE 409

Behavior & Evolution Discussion

1

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

5

BIOL 484

Plant Evolution

3

BIOM 402

Medical Bacteriology& Mycology

3

BIOO 320

General Botany

5

BIOO 434

Plant Physiology Lab

1

BIOO 470

Ornithology

4

BIOO 475

Mammalogy

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

BCH 499

Senior Thesis/Capstone

3-6

BIOB 411

Immunology Laboratory

2

BIOB 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

BIOE 342

Field Ecology

5

BIOE 371

Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)

2

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

1

BIOM 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Complete Advanced Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

BIOH 462

Principles Medical Physiology

3

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-