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

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


Students pursuing the Concentration in Molecular and Structural Biology will develop a contemporary, mechanistic understanding of living systems. Students will build a strong foundation in cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. They also apply molecular and structural approaches to understand protein metabolism, learn about nucleic acid metabolism and epigenetic regulation, and explore bioinformatic approaches to characterizing biomolecules.

Concentration requirements

The concentration requires at least 12 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Protein Laboratory. One (1) course:
  2. Bioinformatics. One (1) course:
  3. Protein Metabolism. One (1) course:
  4. Electives. One (1) course:
  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.