Why Study Medical, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
The potential student is interested in the study of life and how the molecular and cellular levels impact the functionality of the overall organism. This degree is great for students who want to pursue a professional health degree such as medical, dental, or pharmacy school, those wanting to go to graduate school, and students interested in biomedical research.
The Department of Biology provides an immersive environment that helps students develop the skillsets needed to be successful as a biologist. With the Medical, Cellular, and Molecular Biology concentration, students can pursue training in various aspects of physiology, microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics that will prepare them for future careers in biomedical research, medicine, and graduate school.
The Department of Biology offers close collaboration between students and faculty with immersive experiences that allow for students to hone their skillsets. The Biology faculty have a vested interest in student success and are excited to include students in experiential learning opportunities including research experiences and study abroad.
The Biology faculty have expertise in various areas of biology and include trained cell biologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, neuroscientists, and physiologists, as well as expertise biomedical science, pharmacology, and genetics.
What Will I Learn
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Medical, Cellular and Molecular Biology will demonstrate a command of the general principles of biology in the areas of cell and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and physiology.
- Ability to use quantitative analytical skills in data analysis: Students will demonstrate problem solving skills through the analysis of graphical representation of data.
- Skills Mastery: Students will demonstrate mastery of their biology skill sets using an evaluation tool established by the Department.
- Career Preparedness: Since career preparedness is the intertwining of content knowledge and skills mastery in the matriculation of the student to the next level, students will demonstrate both content knowledge and skills mastery as evidence of career preparedness.
- Academic Advisement: Academic advisement is multifaceted and includes assisting students to successfully complete their degree in a timely manner while also helping them develop as a biologist.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
Medical, Cellular and Molecular Biology Sample 4 Year Plan