2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    May 29, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Molecular Biology Major

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Director B. Hoopes

This program is intended for students who are interested in biology at the molecular level and who wish to take several courses in both biology and chemistry. Interested students should see biology professors Ay, Belanger, Hagos, Holm, Hoopes, Meyers, Taye, or Van Wynsberghe.

Students seeking honors or high honors in the major should follow the guidelines set forth for the Biology majors.

For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the biology department  page.

Major Requirements

Course requirements are described below.


All of the Following

Completed with a minimum grade of C–:

Process of Biology

One course from the following:


General Chemistry Option

The following two courses:

Three Electives

One elective can be at any level. Of the two remaining electives, one must be numbered 300 or higher and one must be numbered 330 or higher. One of these two 300-level courses must have a laboratory component. Only one research-based course numbered 470 or higher can count toward the major. 


Cognate Courses

Math or Computer Science Course

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