Summer Advising: We are here to help in summer. Our advising office in VLSB is closed on Mondays this summer, but we are still available in person Tuesday-Friday and remotely Monday-Friday.

Check out the Research Resilience Workshop series!

MCB Advising: MCB Advising no longer uses Calcentral to book appointments, we have migrated to YouCanBookMe. Please check this webpage for the appointment booking weblinks. 

For Faculty Advising, please check the faculty advising page for updated information on availability.

New transfer students interested in switching to the MCB section of Golden Bear Advising should complete this interest form. New transfers and freshmen are welcome to write to us or book an appointment to discuss the MCB major.

About the major:

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 six emphases in MCB:

Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology Cell Biology, Development & Physiology Genetics, Genomics, Evolution & Development Immunology & Molecular Medicine Molecular Therapeutics Neurobiology

Helpful Links

Declare MCBAdvising ApointmentsPeer AdvisingFAQsStudy AbroadCommencement