About the Cellular and Molecular Biology Major
As a Cellular and Molecular Biology major at SPU, you can expect to study molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. In this major, you will find out more about God's creation through the complexities of cellular and molecular biology.
After graduation, you'll be on your way to serving in a position such as:
- Molecular biologist
- Lab manager
- Emergency medical technician
- Genetic counselor
- Research technician
Courses and Requirements
As a Cellular and Molecular Biology major, you will take a minimum 107 credits, including at least 26 upper-division biology credits. Review all of the BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology courses and requirements, as well as a suggested course sequence.
Discuss your elective courses with your biology faculty advisor, and if you are interested in graduate school, consult with your advisor as to whether coursework beyond degree requirements (e.g., physics, MAT 1235) is appropriate.
Special emphasis is placed on undergraduate research in this major, and an Undergraduate Research Project is required for graduation. For your research project, you will collaborate with a faculty member on an investigation that requires a formal proposal (BIO 4978 "Biological Research Proposal"), and original research and presentation of results (BIO 4979).
No more than six credits of courses numbered from BIO 4900 through 4999 may be applied to this major.
To apply to the BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology major, you must make a formal application through your Degree Status Check page in Banner.