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B.S. in Biology - Molecular Biology

Students majoring in Biology can opt to specialize in Molecular Biology. Those considering the Molecular Biology concentration should have a high school average of at least 90 and combined Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1200. The Molecular Biology program gives students a basic knowledge of biochemical principles and practical training in cell and molecular biological laboratory techniques. Emphasis is given to developing experimental skills used in biological research, including current recombinant DNA technologies. In their senior year students undertake 11 credits of independent research and submit a written thesis for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 8 credits
Science (included in Ancillary, Distribution and Major) Not Applicable
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
CHM 3 General and Inorganic Chemistry 4.00
CHM 4 General and Inorganic Chemistry 4.00
MTH 30 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.00
MTH 40 Calculus I 4.00
PHY 31 General Physics 4.00
PHY 32 General Physics 4.00
Distribution Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
CHM 121 Organic Chemistry 4.00
CHM 122 Organic Chemistry 4.00
Major Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
BIO 1 General Biology 4.00
BIO 2 General Biology 4.00
In addition, a total of 22 credits of advanced biology credits (numbered >100 and not including BIO 101, 131, 132, 137, 138) are required.
Molecular Biology
The following courses must be fulfilled:
BIO 126 Principles of Genetics 4.00
BIO 160 Molecular Biology 2.00
BIO 161 Introductory Molecular Biology 3.00
BIO 193 Honors Research 5.00
BIO 194 Honors Research 6.00
BIO 550 Molecular and Cell Biology 2.00
BIO 551 Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory 2.00
CHM 135 Physical Chemistry I 4.00
BIC 153 Biochemistry 4.00
BIC 154 Biochemistry 4.00
Molecular Biology, Additional Course Requirements
BIO >100 additional advanced biology courses from catalog 4.00