MAJOR: CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
While the required lecture and laboratory courses emphasize molecular and cellular biology, other required areas of study, such as genetics, evolution and developmental biology or microbiology, provide students with several elective options within these fields. Students in the Cell and Molecular Biology option also have the option of pursuing individual research for course credit. This degree requires 28 semester hours of chemistry, including a year of biochemistry and a year of physical chemistry. Thus, a student considering this option within the Biology degree needs to be competent in both mathematics and the physical sciences. A student pursuing this option is qualified, upon graduation, to attend medical or graduate schools to obtain a PhD. Alternately, the student may simply work in a research laboratory or attend law school.