Cell and Molecular Biology, B.S.
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. 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 together with a research project that 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.
Why Study CMB at Grand Valley?
- The CMB graduating class is consistently ranked in the top 10 percent of life science programs in the country by the Educational Testing Service.
- The degree incorporates significant research experience into the curriculum. Employers and medical school officials agree this experience is one of the most important considerations for hiring in the life sciences or admission to medical school.
- Faculty members are actively engaged in research with students, taking advantage of Grand Valley's state-of-the-art research equipment.
- Campus is located in West Michigan, which is quickly developing into an important center for biotechnology research, industry, and education.
- Rewarding internships are available at the Van Andel Research Institute, Walter's Greenhouses, area hospitals, biotech start-ups, and other area organizations.