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The Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) degree is for students with a passion for the life sciences who want to receive research experience as an undergraduate, and who wish to distinguish themselves when applying for employment in their field or for graduate/professional training. CMB is focused on determining how cells develop and function as well as the application of this knowledge in fields such as biotechnology, pharmacology, and biomedicine.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in CMB consists of a series of high-impact laboratory and computational courses as well as a research project which prepare students for employment or graduate training in the life sciences and professional (eg. medical, dental) schools.
Additional programming in the cell and molecular biology department includes a minor in CMB and the combined degree program (B.S./M.S.). Undergraduate and graduate certificates in bioinformatics and genomics are also available, see gvsu.edu/catalog for program details.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Students study a variety of disciplines, including:
CMB prepares students for careers in:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
The B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the biology field.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
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