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Molecular Life Sciences Program

Concentration in Developmental and Cellular Biology (Bachelor of Science in Molecular Life Sciences)

Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements MLSDCBCON


The concentration requires at least 14 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Genetics. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  2. Developmental Biology. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-L 417 Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
  3. Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-L 313 Cell Biology Laboratory
    • BIOL-L 319 Genetics Laboratory
    • BIOL-Z 318 Developmental Biology Laboratory
    • BIOL-X 325 ASURE Biology Research Lab 2 (approved topic: "Immune Response and Behavior")
    • PSY-P 473 Laboratory in Molecular Neuroscience
  4. Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • MLS-M 388 Digital Biology: A Survey of Topics in Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
    • MLS-M 440 Membranes and Signal Transduction
    • MLS-M 450 Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
    • BIOL-L 388 Digital Biology: A Survey of Topics in Bioinformatics and Genomics
    • BIOL-L 485 Genetics, Models of Human Disease, and Critical Analysis of Biological Research
    • BIOL-L 486 Advanced Cell Biology
    • BIOL-L 487 Molecular Mechanism of Development and Disease
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (approved topic: "Development and Maintenance of Brain Circuits")
    • PSY-P 466 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
    • PSY-P 470 Molecular Methods in Neuroscience Research
  5. Concentration GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Concentration GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Concentration Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
    3. Concentration Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the concentration must be completed at the 300–499 level.

Concentration Area Courses
  • Courses that may apply toward the Credit Hours and GPA requirements in this academic program include all courses listed on the requirement course lists at the time the course was taken as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent.

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Concentration in Molecular and Structural Biology (Bachelor of Science in Molecular Life Sciences) (MLSMSBCON)

Exceptions to and substitutions for concentration requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.