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

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


Student pursuing the Concentration in Developmental and Cellular Biology explore topics in cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, and molecular biology. The course sequence offers both introductory and advanced level courses in each of these disciplines. Students will learn how individual cells function, how they interact with their neighbors, and how a single cell grows and develops into a fully functional adult.

Concentration requirements

The concentration requires at least 14 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Genetics. One (1) course:
  2. Developmental Biology. One (1) course:
  3. Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • (approved topic: "Immune Response and Behavior")
  4. Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • (approved topic: "Development and Maintenance of Brain Circuits")
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Concentration Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the concentration must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    2. 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 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.