LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.
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 combined degree program (B.S./M.S.) offers qualified undergraduates the option to earn a B.S. and an M.S. in an accelerated time frame. Students admitted to this program may take graduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate credits, and up to 12 credits of graduate work may be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus. Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the GVSU Health Campus, near the Grand Rapids Medical Mile.Format:
Students study a variety of disciplines, including:
CMB prepares students for careers in:
Mark Staves, Ph.D., Program Director
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