Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology/Cell and Molecular Biology, BS

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The Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) track with the proposed Minors (Biomedical Science, Environmental Microbiology, Forensic Biosciences), is a comprehensive track with a broad science background that prepares students and provides the flexibility to take advantage of a range of careers requiring a strong science related curriculum. For qualified and highly motivated CMB students, we also offer a pathway to graduate in three years.

The CMB bioscience core and biomedical electives helps prepare students for entry into medical, dental, or other professional school programs (please refer to individual professional school programs for their specific requirements). All these experiences are contained within the single, comprehensive major in CMB that is designed to prepare graduates with knowledge and skills for immediate employment in biotechnology, forensics, biopharmaceuticals, and various health fields. They also provide for an excellent preparation of students who seek admission into graduate (for example, biomedical engineering, genetic counseling, public health) and professional programs.

Liberal Studies: 44-45

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Social Science:

One course should also fulfill GMA requirement

Major: 48

Controlled Electives: 3-4

Required Science Courses: 12

Other Requirements:

Exit survey for assessment purposes 

Free Electives: 15-16


Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) No more than 6cr total from Independent Study, Special Topics, or Internship applies to major; excess applied as free electives.  

(2)  No more than 4cr can come from 100-level courses. Excluding prerequisite, cognate, liberal studies, college core courses, no more than 2 Majors courses can be shared between a major and minor.

(3) Free electives may be used towards a Minor such as Animal       Behavior, Biomedical Science, Forensic Biosciences, Environmental Microbiology, Neurobiology, or other minors of interest.

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