Cellular & Molecular Biology Minor

The Cellular & Molecular Biology minor will give you broad understanding of the foundational building blocks of all life, making connections between molecules, cells, and tissues, and exploring their functions in healthy and diseased states. There is a specialized track for Chemistry Majors as well as a general track open to all majors. The minor curriculum will develop your critical thinking and communication skills, as well as training you in modern laboratory techniques used in the field to prepare you for a multitude of careers in the life sciences, healthcare, education, and beyond.

Chemistry Major track:

Required Courses
BI-141Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BI-203Genetics4
BI-204Microbiology4
Electives
3 additional courses from among the following with at least one at the 300-400 level9-12
BI-103The Human Animal3
BI-104The Human Animal Laboratory (must be taken with BI-103, cannot count as a separate course.)1
BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology4
BI-200Human Biology4
BI-205Research Techniques and Experimental Design2
BI-306Developmental Biology4
BI-371Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-372Immunology4
BI-375Virology4
BI-398Cancer Biology4
BT-375Tissue Culture4
BT-376Biotechnology4
BT-377Fermentation Technology4
BT-378Bioinformatics4
Or other Biology courses by permission of the Biology Department Chair.

General track:

Required Courses
CH-112Survey of Chemistry4
BI-141Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
Take one of the following courses:
BI-203Genetics4
BI-204Microbiology4
BI-206Medical Microbiology4
Electives
3 additional courses from among the following, with at least one course at the 300-400 level.9-12
BI-103The Human Animal3
BI-104The Human Animal Laboratory (must be taken with BI-103; cannot count as a separate course.)1
BI-111Social Biology3
BI-112Diseases and Mankind3
BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology (cannot earn credit for both this course and BI-204, BI-206, or BI-207.)4
BI-200Human Biology4
BI-203Genetics4
BI-204Microbiology4
or BI-206 Medical Microbiology
BI-207Public Health Microbiology (cannot earn credit for both this course and BI-204 or BI-206.)3
BI-306Developmental Biology4
BI-371Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-372Immunology4
BI-375Virology4
BI-398Cancer Biology4
BT-376Biotechnology4
BT-377Fermentation Technology4
BT-378Bioinformatics4
Or other Biology courses by permission of the Biology Department Chair.