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Cell and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Our genetic makeup makes us like no one else. When you explore the building blocks of life, you give yourself ample career opportunities in the field of biology. This multidisciplinary medical track, and your regular degree path, help you gain a foundation in science and interdisciplinary training that affords you future career development in some of the more specialized areas of biomedical research and education. 

The Cell and Molecular Biology Major is geared toward those interested in entering the medical, dental, veterinary, dentistry, physical therapy or optometry fields, or into graduate schools.

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120 hours

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Sample Courses

MH121 Calculus I 

4 Credits

Topics include the limit of a function, the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and the definite integral and its basic applications to area problems. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including approximations of error using differentials, maximum and minimum problems, and curve sketching using calculus. Three lecture and two computer laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MH114 or the equivalent.  

PH201 College Physics I

4 Credits

Non-calculus-based introduction to Newtonian mechanics, energy, and thermodynamics. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: MH113 or higher.  

PH202 College Physics II 

4 Credits

Non-calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and optics. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: PH201.  

Career Outlook

Our graduates who choose biological sciences are well prepared for medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy or physician’s assistant graduate programs. They also pursue careers in Pharmaceutical Research and Sales, Biomedical Technology, Clinical Laboratory or Research Technology, Biotechnology Research and Forensics.

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