Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate major in Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) focuses on the study of molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, cell physiology, cell anatomy, immunology, and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks, to fish, amphibia, and mammals. 

There are five emphases in MCB:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


MAJOR DECLARATION FORM CLOSES on Thursday night, November 29. It will re-open in the spring. 


Dec 14th Closed from 1pm
Dec 17th Closed from 9am-1:00pm 
Dec 24th - Jan 2nd

Helpful Links

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