Concurrent completion of a primary major in biology is required to earn the molecular biology collateral major.
A typical four-year plan for a student majoring in the molecular biology collateral looks something like this. There is some flexibility, which allows for additional majors and minors. For more details, refer to the college catalog.
- BIO 145/145L Cellular and Molecular Biology with lab
- BIO 155/155L Organismal and Ecological Biology with lab
- CHM 101/101L General Chemistry with lab
- MTH 135 Calculus 1 or STA 100/110 Statistical Foundations/Inferential Reasoning
- BIO 202 Topics in Evolution
- BIO 205/205L Botany with lab
- BIO 235/235L Genetics with lab
- CHM 102/102L General Chemistry 2 with lab
- CHM 221 Organic Chemistry 1
- BIO 375/375L Integrated Human Physiology with lab
- BIO 345/345L Techniques in Molecular Biology with lab
- CHM 221 Organic Chemistry 2
- CHM 321 Organic Chemistry Lab
- Advanced Elective with lab (Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Neurobiology, Cell Physiology, Immunology)
- BIO 405 Current Topics in Molecular Biology
- CHM 431/431L Biochemistry or CHM 432/432L Protein Biochemistry
PHY 165/165L, 185/185L Basic Physics I and II or PHY 175/175L, 195/195L General Physics I and II are strongly recommended.
Because of significantly overlapping course requirements in the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry collateral majors, only one of the two majors can be elected by a student.