Major Requirements

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Completion of a major in Cell and Molecular Biology requires the following:

1.General university degree requirements as identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the catalogue.

2. The Cell and Molecular Biology Core Requirements (number of credits in parentheses): To complete the major in CMB, students must declare their major and by the time of graduation.

CMB155/156 (4) - Intro/ Discovery to CMB

BIO 375 (3) - Genetics

BIO 376 (1) - Genetics Laboratory

CMB 405 (4) - Cell and Molecular Biology

CMB 406 (2) - Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

CMB 426 (4) - Nucleic Acids Laboratory

CHM 115 (5) - Principles of Chemistry I

CHM 116 (5) - Principles of Chemistry II

**CHM 241 (4) - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences I

**CHM 242 (4) - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences II

**CHM 245 (3) - Principles of Organic Chemistry I

**CHM 246 (1) - Principles of Organic Chemistry I Lab

**CHM 247 (3) - Principles of Organic Chemistry II

**CHM 248 (1) - Principles of Organic Chemistry II Lab

**You may take CHM 241/ 242 to fulfill your Organic Chemistry requirement OR CHM 245 / 246 in place of CHM 241 (Organic Chemistry I) AND CHM 247 / 248 in place of CHM 242 (Organic Chemistry II)

CHM 461 (4) - Biochemistry I

CHM 462 (3) - Techniques in Biochemistry

CMB 250 (4) - Introduction to Biotechnology

CMB 351 Bioinformatics for Life Sciences (3), CMB409 Responsible Conduct of Research (1)

CMB 495 (2) - Perspectives and Issues in CMB (Capstone)

*STA 215 (3) - Introductory Applied Statistics

*Indicates B.S. degree cognates

3. After AY2019: CMB 351 (3) Bioinformatics: Tools & Techniques for Life Sciences, CMB 409 (1) Responsible Conduct of Research

Before AY 2018: in place of CMB 351 and CMB409, choose between two microbiology courses :

Option A: BIO 357 (4) - Environmental Biology OR Option B: BMS 212 (3) - Introductory Microbiology, and BMS 213 (1) - Laboratory in Microbiology

4. A choice between two math/physics sequences:

MTH 201, MTH 202, PHY 230, PHY 231

Or MTH 125, PHY 220, PHY 221 fulfills the math/physics sequence

5. A choice between an independent research experience at a private industry or research lab or at GVSU:

CMB 499 (3) Independent Research in CMB or CMB490 (3) Internship 



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