Molecular Biology

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years. 


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 15
BIO 125  General Botany 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 17
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
MAT 273  Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 14
BIO 215  Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
PHY 121  General Physics I 4
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
BIO 218  Genetics  4
BIO 266  Cell Culture 4
CHE 331  Organic Chemistry 4
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
BIO 320  Molecular Biology 4
BIO 326  General Microbiology 4
Free Elective  4
General Education Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 14
BIO 300/400  Level Required Course* 4
BIO 480  Cell Biology 4
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
BIO 300/400  Level Required Course* 4
Free Elective 4
Related Elective 4
General Education Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
BIO 300/400  Level Required Course* 4
Free Elective 4
Related Elective 4
General Education Course 3
Total 120

* Pick three of the following:

  • BIO 322  Methods of DNA Analysis
  • BIO 426  Clinical Microbiology
  • BIO 427  Cell. Microbial Physiology
  • BIO 450  Biology of Cancer