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Cell and Molecular Biology Major

Effective Fall 2014

May be elected as a departmental major

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect a minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

Prerequisites to the Major

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 
  • One course from:
    • MATH 116
    • STATS 250
    • BIOPHYS 290 or PHYSICS 290
    • STATS 400-level or above
    • any course that lists MATH 115 as a prerequisite 

    [Note: Any course used to meet this requirement cannot also be used as an elective in the major, i.e., a course cannot “double-count.”]

  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/136 and 235/236; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

 

Requirements for the Major

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB 310  or BIOLCHEM 415 or CHEM 351
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400*, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 205, 207, 222, 225
    • MCDB 308, 321
    • CHEM 230 or 260, or 241/242 or 245/246/247, or 452 
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:

    MCDB 400*, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 433 435, 436, 437, 441, 444, 455, 456, 462,  469, 471, 489, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 400*, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the major. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.
  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    •  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    •  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    •  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the department advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 401, 412, or 425 or BIOSTAT 503.
    • BIOLCHEM 650

 

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Cell and Molecular Biology Major [Fall 2013-Summer 2014] +

Effective Fall 2013-Summer 2014

May be elected as a departmental major

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect a minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

Prerequisites to the Major

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 and 116;
  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/136 and 235/236; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Program of study in a major

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB 310 or BIOLCHEM 415 or CHEM 351
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400*, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 205, 207, 222, 225
    • MCDB 308, 321
    • CHEM 230 or 260, or 241/242 or 245/246/247, or 452 
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:

    MCDB 400*, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 433, 435, 436, 437, 441, 444, 455, 456,  462, 469, 471, 489, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 400*, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the major program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.

  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    •  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    •  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    •  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the department advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 401, 412, or 425 or BIOSTAT 503.
    • BIOLCHEM 650

 

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Cell and Molecular Biology Major [Fall 2012-Summer 2013] +

Effective Fall 2012-Summer 2013

May be elected as a departmental major

Exclusions: Students who elect a major in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following majors: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; Biomolecular Science; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect a minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

Prerequisites to the Major

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 and 116;
  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/136 and 235/236; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Program of study in a major

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB 310 (or CHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 415);
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400*, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 205, 207, 222, 225
    • MCDB 308, 321
    • CHEM 230 or 260, or 241/242 or 245/246/247, or 452 
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:

    MCDB 400*, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 435, 436, 437, 441, 444, 455, 456,  469, 489, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 400*, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the major program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.

  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    •  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    •  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    •  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the department advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 401, 412, or 425 or BIOSTAT 503.

 

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Cell and Molecular Biology concentration (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

Effective Fall 2011-Summer 2012 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Exclusions: Students who elect a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following concentrations: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect an academic minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 and 116;
  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/136 and 235/236; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Concentration Program.

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB 310 (or CHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 415);
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400*, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 205, 207, 222, 225
    • MCDB 308, 321
    • CHEM 230 or 260, or 241/242 or 245/246/247, or 452 
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:

    MCDB 400*, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 435, 436, 437, 441, 444, 455, 456,  469, 489, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 400*, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the concentration program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.


  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    •  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    •  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    •  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the concentration advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 401, 412, or 425 or BIOSTAT 503.

 

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology concentration (Fall 2009-Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2009-Summer 2011 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Exclusions: Students who elect a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following concentrations: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect an academic minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 and 116;
  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/141 and 235/241; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Concentration Program.

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB 310 (or CHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 415);
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 207, 222, 225;
    •  MCDB 307, 308, 321;
    •  CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242, 452;
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:

    MCDB 400*, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 425, 426, 430, 432, 435, 436, 437, 444, 455, 456,  469, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 413, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the concentration program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.


  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    •  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    •  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    •  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the concentration advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 400 or BIOSTAT 503.

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology concentration (Fall 2008 through Summer 2009) +

Effective Fall 2008 through Summer 2009 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Exclusions: Students who elect a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology may not elect the following concentrations: Biology; General Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Biochemistry; or Neuroscience. They may also not elect an academic minor in Biology; Plant Biology; Chemistry; or Biochemistry.

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

 

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  •  BIOLOGY 171, 172/174 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173;
  •  CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  •  MATH 115 and 116;
  •  PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/141 and 235/241; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Concentration Program. Custom Tag

 

  1.  Required courses.
    • Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    • Biochemistry: MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310 or 311 (or CHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 415);
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.
  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400, 413, 419, 423, or 429.
  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    •  BIOLOGY 207, 222, 225;
    •  MCDB 307, 308, 321;
    •  CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242, 452;
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).
  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:
  5. MCDB 400*, 401, 403, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 426, 430, 432, 435, 436, 469, 504, and 589.

    A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 413, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

    *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the concentration program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.

  6. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    1.  Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    2.  One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    3.  One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the concentration advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 400 or BIOSTAT 503.

 

Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology concentration (through Summer 2008) +

Effective through Summer 2008

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers students an integrated program of study and training in the biological and physical sciences. It is a pathway to graduate study in areas of biology and medicine that emphasizes a quantitative and analytical approach to the life sciences.

 

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  • BIOLOGY 171, 172 and 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and BIOLOGY 173; or BIOLOGY 162; or BIOLOGY 163;
  • CHEMISTRY 210/211 and CHEMISTRY 215/216;
  • MATH 115 and 116;
  • PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128; or PHYSICS 135/141 and 235/241; or PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

Concentration Program. Must include (no course can be used to satisfy two requirements):

  1. Required courses.
    1. Genetics: BIOLOGY 305;
    2. Biochemistry: BIOLOGY 310 or 311 (or CHEM 451 and 452, or BIOLCHEM 415);
    3. Cellular and Molecular Biology: MCDB 427; MCDB 428.

  2. Advanced laboratory requirement. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400, 413, 419, 423, or 429.

  3. Biology/Chemistry elective. One course chosen from:
    • BIOLOGY 207, 222, 225;
    • MCDB 307, 308, 321;
    • CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242, 452;
    • any advanced CMB course (See #4).

  4. Advanced CMB courses. Choose two courses from:
    • MCDB 400*, 401, 403, 405, 408, 411, 415, 418, 422, 426, 430, 432, 435, 436, 469, 504, and 589.
    • A third (or fourth) advanced CMB lab course (MCDB 306, 413, 419, 423, or 429) may also be used to meet this requirement.

      *Note: Only three credits of independent study may count toward the concentration program. Three credits must be completed in one term to meet the advanced laboratory requirement or advanced CMB course requirement.

  5. Elective Course. Choose one course from the following:
    1. Any BIOLOGY, EEB, or MCDB course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (except BIOLOGY 200, 201, 202, 215, 262, or EEB 300, 302, or MCDB 300, 302, 320, or 412). A third advanced CMB course is permitted to meet this requirement.
    2. One cognate course in Chemistry: CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242; CHEM 452 for students who elected the sequence CHEM 451-452; any Chemistry course that has CHEM 260 as a prerequisite.
    3. One cognate course in Mathematics or Statistics (as approved by the concentration advisor): MATH courses with a MATH 116 prerequisite, or STATS 400 or BIOSTAT 503.
Honors Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

CMB Concentration Program with an emphasis in Microbiology [SPR 2003-SUM 2007] +

CMB Concentration Program with an emphasis in Microbiology.

May be elected as a departmental concentration program [Spring 2003-Summer2007 ]

Prerequisites to Concentration. BIOLOGY 162; CHEM 210, 211, 215, 216; MATH 115 and 116; PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241 - recommended sequence (or PHYSICS 125/127 and 126/128). It is recommended that students interested in pursuing graduate work acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian.

CMB Concentration Program with an emphasis in Microbiology. Must include:

  1. Required courses. BIOLOGY 207; BIOLOGY 305; 310 or 311; MCDB 427; MCDB 428;
  2. Biology/Chemistry elective: One course chosen from BIOLOGY 207, 222, 225; MCDB 307, 308, 321; CHEM 230 or 260, 241/242, 452; any advanced CMB course.
  3. Two advanced lab courses from among: MCDB 306, 400 (research on a microbiology-related topic), or 429.
  4. Two advanced lecture courses chosen from among MCDB 513, 521/522, and 589.

 


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