Molecular Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Biology

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
College Algebra 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 9
Including:
Biology I
General Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution3
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Major Option
Complete all required courses49
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum18
Total Credit Hours120

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all courses counting toward this major.

Major Option

Molecular Biology Comprehensive Core Requirements
BIOL 106Biology II4
BIOL 231Research Methods I3
BIOL 290Evolution3
BIOL 309Cellular Biology4
BIOL 360Genetics4
BIOL 450Molecular Biology3
BIOL 452Techniques in Molecular Biology3
Select 2 credit hours of one of the following:2
Seminar in Biology
Research Methods II
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
Seminar in Molecular Biology
Biology Comprehensive Supporting Course Requirements
Select one of the following options:5-10
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 351Biochemistry3
CHEM 351LBiochemistry Lab1
Select one of the following:3-5
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
Applied Calculus I
Select 9-12 credit hours of the following:9-12
BioStatistics
Bioethics
Medical Terminology
Principles of Immunology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Diseases
Human Genetics
Physiology
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry II Lab
Total Credit Hours49-59
1

The Molecular Biology degree requires a minimal mathematical competency at the level of calculus. Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level, reducing the total credit hours needed. See advisor for math placement.