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Master of Biology with Cell and Molecular Biology Specialization


An understanding of cell and molecular biology is a fundamental part of the biological sciences. With numerous applications in medicine, biotechnology, and agriculture, this industry continues to expand. Students will study cell structure and function at the cellular, sub-cellular and molecular levels. After earning their degree, students will have a thorough knowledge of advanced theoretical and applied methods in modern molecular research.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework as follows:

BIOL 401 Introductory Biochemistry and BIOL 402 Metabolic Biochemistry or BIOL 504 Biochemistry Lectures
BIOL 445 Cell  Biology or BIOL 544 Molecular Biology of Cells
BIOL 515 Molecular Biology
BIOL 526 Development Biology

Required Professional Courses

CHEM 513 Statistics for Analytical Chemists
COM 421 Technical Communications or COM 523 Communicating Science or SCI 522 Public Engagement for Scientists
SCI 511 Project Management or BIOL 524 Sci & Law: Intro IP Law/Patent or INTM 511 Industrial Leadership

Elective Courses

Plus 6-9 credit hours of approved electives listed below:

BIOL 410 Medical Microbiology
BIOL 426 Cancer Biology
BIOL 430 Animal Physiology
BIOL 503 Virology
BIOL 512 Advanced Biochemistry
BIOL 514 Toxicology
BIOL 519 Biochemistry Laboratory
BIOL 527 Immunology and Immunochemistry
BIOL 533 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 539 Advanced Cell Biology Laboratory
BIOL 542 Advanced Microbiology
BIOL 550 Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
BIOL 555 Macromolecular Structure Determination
BIOL 562 Functional Genomics
BIOL 580 Laboratory Rotation in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics