Cell and Molecular Biology is the study of what cells are, how they are put together, what makes them work, what makes them differ from each other, how they associate and interact, and what goes wrong in disease states. The study of cell and molecular biology facilitates understanding of a wide variety of disciplines including genetics, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology and physiology. The emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is designed for students with interests in the cellular and molecular basics of life and the application of molecular techniques to medical, technological and environmental issues. Program goals, outcomes and assessments have been established for the CMP specialization. The goal of the CMB specialization is to prepare graduates to be competitive in applications for entry into graduate degree programs, professional programs, or technical/industrial jobs. A full year of Physics (PHYS 111, 112, 113 with labs OR PHYS 181, 182, 183 with labs) is recommended for students interested in cell and molecular biology.
Students interested in microbiology are eligible to become registered microbiologists (National Registry of Microbiologists, American Academy of Microbiology) upon completing the following requirements:
|B.S. Core Requirements (beginning Fall 2008)||61|
|Specialization Course Requirements||18|
|BIOL 320, Cell Biology (5 credits)|
|BIOL 323, Microbiology (5 credits)|
|BIOL 425, Molecular Biotechnology (5 credits)|
|CHEM 431, Biochemistry I (3 credits)|
|Electives Course Requirements (by advisement)||21|
Organismal diversity requirement: All students in the Biology B.S. program must take at least one advanced (300 or 400 level) animal course, one advanced plant course, and one advanced course covering other organisms (fungi, protists, bacteria, viruses). These courses may be contained within the Core or taken as electives. See department for list of approved courses in each category. These need not be additional courses already included to satisfy other major requirements.
|B.S. Core Requirements (see link for using catalogs before Fall 2008)||66-67|
|BIOL 323, Microbiology||5|
|BIOL 425, Molecular Biotechnology||5|
|CHEM 431 and 431 Lab, Biochemistry I||5|
|Electives by advisement||18-19|
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