WHAT IS MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY (MCB)?
This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group
Molecular and cell biologists study molecular aspects of various cellular structures and processes. Their work can vary from finding cures to various diseases to developing therapeutic drugs to working on stem cell research and many other areas within the medical development field. A molecular and cell biologist may also find him- or herself working on research that involves cloning, gene expression, cell growth and development, and other types of laboratory work. Recording and analyzing various types of data is an important part of working as a molecular and cell biologist and will often be a part of one’s job.
This B.S. program is suitable for students with interests that integrate the organismal, cellular and subcellular levels of biology, including the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics and genomics, and microbiology, as well as their applications in biotechnology and medical science.
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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
MCB 2210 - Cell Biology (Major Requirement)
MCB 2400 - Human Genetics (Major Requirement)
MCB 2410 - Genetics (Major Requirement)
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