Cell and Molecular Biology Minor

Coordinator: Lisa Morey, PhD

The Cell and Molecular minor is open to students majoring in biology or chemistry. For students seeking employment at the BS level, a Departmental “Letter of Proficiency in Laboratory Skills” may be requested upon completion of the minor. This letter requires enrollment in either BIO 300 or BIO 301.

Students must select six courses from the list below. At least three of the six courses must be taken with a laboratory.  Please note that a student may choose to take 3 semesters of BIO 301 in lieu of one of the three required labs.

3 courses with labs 112
3 additional courses (with or without labs)9
Total Credits21

Cell and Molecular Elective Courses with Laboratories

BIO 404
404L
Genetics
and Genetics Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 408
408L
Biotechnology, Theory in Practice
and Biotechnology Lab
4
BIO 414
414L
Enzymes and Proteins
and Enzymes and Proteins Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 418
418L
Endocrinology
and Endocrinology Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 419
419L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 425
425L
Cellular Neurobiology
and Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 426
426L
Immunochemistry
and Immunochemistry Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 432
432L
Developmental Biology
and Developmental Biology Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 435
435L
Developmental Neurobiology
and Develop Neurobiology Laboratory (lab optional)
4
BIO 450
450L
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Laboratory (lab optional)
4

Cell and Molecular Elective Courses without Labs

BIO 424Epigenetics and Disease3
BIO 444Cancer Biology3
BIO 441Neurobiology of Nervous System Disorders3