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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

Requirements for a Major in Cell and Molecular Biology

1. Cognate Degree Requirements

Completion of the following satisfy the B.S. degree cognate requirement for cell and molecular biology majors:

2. Core Courses

All students majoring in cell and molecular biology must complete the following core courses, for a total of 51 credits.

3. Major Course Requirements

Microbiology Courses

Option A

Option B

Math/Physics Sequences

Option A (13 Credits):

Option B (19 Credits):

Independent Research Experience

A choice between an independent research experience at a private industry or research lab or at Grand Valley State University. Choose one of the options below:

Option A:

  • CMB 490 Internship Credits: 3

Option B:

4. Electives

With the required courses listed above, most students will need additional credits to satisfy the 120 credit hour baccalaureate degree requirement. These additional credits will be comprised of electives. The elective credits are unrestricted; students may choose whatever elective courses they wish. For those students who desire more science in their CMB curriculum, the following is a list of suggested electives.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Cell and Molecular Biology

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

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