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Biology, Cell and Molecular Concentration


The Cell and Molecular Biology concentration is designed to educate students in contemporary Biology emphasizing molecular interactions, cell development and functions. This concentration is the primary degree for medical school preparation. This program has a strong emphasis on chemistry. Students learn to manipulate and use a variety of cell and molecular techniques important in present day research. Students selecting this concentration are qualified to enter the job market in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, and the Molecular Biology of the environment. The student learning outcomes for the Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration are the same as for the overall program, but with special emphasis on the knowledge of Biology pertaining to cellular structure and function and the molecular aspects of Biology.

Cell and Molecular Concentration Learning Outcomes

In addition to the core Student Learning Outcomes for the Biology program, students in the Cell and Molecular Concentration are expected to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Mastery of Student Learning Outcomes 1.3, 1.6 and 1.7.
  • Successful application of laboratory techniques required for Molecular Biology experimentation, including polymaerase chain reaction, nucleic acid purification and handling of bacterial cultures.

Program Requirements: Biology Cell & Molecular Concentration

  • BI 1100 - ORIENTATION TO BIOLOGY (no longer being taught)
  • BI 1110 - ZOOLOGY
  • BI 1130 - BOTANY
  • BI 3290 - RESEARCH METHODS
  • BI 3310 - PHYSIOLOGY OR BI 3330 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3350 - ECOLOGY
  • BI 3370 - CELL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3371 - MICROBIOLOGY
  • BI 3372 - GENETICS
  • BI 3374 - IMMUNOLOGY
  • BI 3376 - ANIMAL HISTOLOGY AND BASIC MICRO TECHNIQUES
  • BI 4492 - RESEARCH IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I
  • BI 4493 - RESEARCH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS II
  • CHM 1111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 1112 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
  • CHM 3301 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 3302 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
  • CHM 3321 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 3341 - BIOCHEMISTRY
  • MA 2231 - CALCULUS I
  • PHY 1191 - PHYSICS I
  • PHY 1192 - PHYSICS II

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3317 - PARASITOLOGY
  • BI 3375 - DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3378 - TISSUE CULTURE
  • BI 3390 - BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
  • BI 4470 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

Total Credit Hours: 79 - 81