BS in Cell and Molecular Biology

Two female students discuss an experiment in lab with Professor Wendy Smith. The two students and Professor Smith stand at the lab bench near a microscope.

The cell and molecular biology major provides a strong foundation in basic science, cell biology, genetics, and genomics, while cell biology, genetics, and genomics, while fostering additional expertise in cutting-edge areas such as stem cells and regeneration, microbial biotechnology, immunology, and many more fields that align with the research expertise of our faculty.

This degree prepares students to apply for graduate school, medical school or other advanced training. The bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology prepares students to enter careers in the biotechnology/biomedical sector, in academic or industrial settings.

The Department of Biology strongly encourages undergraduate research by providing opportunities and support through a number of programs, including research co-ops and internships, course credit for research in faculty labs, honors theses and work-study research positions. Undergraduates are encouraged to present their findings at expos and conferences.

To graduate with a major in cell & molecular biology a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.000 for all science and mathematics courses required for the major. No double majors are offered in cell and molecular biology and biology, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry, or cell and molecular biology and behavioral neuroscience due to similarity in course curricula.

Review the Curriculum and Graduation Requirements here

Course Descriptions