Molecular Biology- Undergraduate Minor

The Molecular Biology Program offers opportunities for students to gain theoretical training and hands-on experience in the methods of molecular biology, cellular biology, and/or bioinformatics. A formal undergraduate minor in Molecular Biology is offered and is described below; a grade of C or better is required to certify the courses. A minor in Bioinformatics is currently under development; for planning purposes, please refer to the program office for the most recent drafts of the Bioinformatics minor requirements.
This program consists of a minimum of 18 hours, distributed through five or six areas.

Prefix Title Credits
Organic Chemistry:4-5
Organic Chemistry II3
Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Introductory Genetics:3
Principles of Genetics3
Principles of Genetics3
Principles of Genetics3
Principles of Genetics3
Cell Biology:3
Cell Biology3
Advanced Genetics:3
Biochemistry II3
Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
Additional Advanced Courses: 15
Experimental Biochemistry I3
Physiology of Microorganisms3
Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
Toxicology I3
Total Credits18-19

Additional credit hours from the following, or additional courses from any of the above five areas, as needed to meet a minimum of 18 credit hours

Successful completion of the minor will be certified by the Molecular Biology Program. A grade of "C" or better is required of all minor courses.