Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Molecular biology is an interdisciplinary science incorporating the study of cell biology, genetics and biochemistry. The field hinges on fundamental tenets of recombinant DNA technology that allow genes to be isolated, characterized and expressed in organisms that may be completely unrelated. The Concentration in Molecular Biology is designed to provide the essential background knowledge and hands-on experience required by students interested in this rapidly advancing discipline.

Concentration Requirements:

Required courses:

BIO 3325, 3125 Genetics/Genetics Laboratory
BIO 4328, 4128 Molecular Biology/Molecular Biology Laboratory
CHE 3335, 3135 Biochemistry I/Biochemistry Laboratory
Research/Internship: Offered through the student’s major department. 3 credit hours

One course from:
BIO 3329 Developmental Biology
BIO 4338 Cell Structure and Function

One course from:
PHI 4333 Philosophy of Science
OR 4334 Bioethics
OR 5332 Philosophy of Technology 

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