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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology — Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis, BS

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Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology

99-105 credits


A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology and the area of emphasis.

Major requirements include 75-77 credits of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics and math, and 24-28 upper division biology depth and elective credits. Biology Phase II status required for admission into 300- and 400-level biology courses for biology majors. 

Faculty advisors: Marion Brodhagen, David Leaf, Craig Moyer, Joann Otto, Lynn Pillitteri, Sandra Schulze, José Serrano-Moreno, Anu Singh-Cundy, Carol Trent, Jeff Young.

Admission and Declaration Process

The Biology Department has a two-step process for admission into our degree programs. Phase I students are students who have declared their intent to major in biology, and are in the process of completing the introductory biology and general chemistry series. Admission to Phase II is based on academic performance in the introductory courses. Students must achieve an average grade of 2.9 or higher in their introductory biology and general chemistry courses before they can advance to Phase II and begin taking upper-division coursework.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major courses.


Depth Requirements:


3 credits to make 99-105 total (75-77 credits of basic requirements plus 24-28 upper-division biology depth and elective credits). Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements:

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