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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major - Cellular and Molecular Biology Option


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The Cellular and Molecular Biology option is designed to prepare students for graduate study in cell and molecular biology or to find employment in the biotechnology and health care industries. Students with this major are highly sought after in forensics technology, pharmaceutical development, and industries involving bioinformatics and gene discovery. This option is ideal for students preparing for post-baccalaureate careers as physicians, physician’s assistants, dentists, or in naturopathic medicine.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY - CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Specific Departmental Requirements - Credits: 42


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirements - Credits: 31


Recommended Electives (for students anticipating application to medical or graduate school): Math 221 Calculus I and Phys 201 and 202, Physics-Non Calculus I and II.

Total Major Requirements - Credits: 73


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program: BIO 112 , BIO 113 , BIO 206 , BIO 207 , BIO 260 .

Note: Students double majoring in Chemistry-Biochemistry Option and Biology-General or Biology-Cellular and Molecular Biology Option may take the senior seminar sequence in either chemistry (Chem 496 and 497) or biology (Bio 496 and 497); these students do not have to take both senior seminar sequences.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requiremen

*Biology-Cellular and Molecular Biology majors may meet the Math 121 auxiliary requirement with a higher-level Math course, such as Math 210, 221 or 222.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Option Suggested Course Sequence


  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester    
  BIO 112 
CHEM 150 
MATH 110  or MATH 113 1
LIBERAL ARTS
  4
4
4
4
  BIO 113 
CHEM 151 
MATH 121 
COMP 150 
  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
    or BIO 207 
BIO 260 
CHEM 250 3
COMP 250 
  4
4
4
4
 
BIO 270 4
CHEM 251 4
2 LIBERAL ARTS
  4
4
7-8
 
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   15-16
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BIO 321 
CHEM 311 3
MATH 201 
LIBERAL ARTS

  4
3
4
4
 

BIO 331 
BIO 455 
EGC
Upper-division elective

  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   16 
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
 

BIO 456  /BIO 457 / BIO 460 
BIO 496 
EGC
Upper-division elective

  4
3
4
4
 

BIO 456  /BIO 457 / BIO 460 
BIO 497 
Upper-division elective
ES 100 /PE

  4
3
4
1
  Total Credits   15
  Total Credits   122
               
  Total Upper-Division Credits   49        
  Total Credits   121-122        

1 The math course that a student will take is determined by a placement test. There are five levels of math that one may enter. Placement into a course lower than Math 110 will delay this schedule, and placement into a higher course than Math 110 will accelerate it.

2 During these semesters students should take additional courses in preparation for biology career, medical school, veterinary, or graduate school. Your biology faculty advisor can help you with the selection of these courses.

3 Courses offered fall term only.

4 Courses offered winter term only.

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