The Undergraduate Program in MCB

The undergraduate major in Molecular and Cell Biology encompasses the diversity of scientific interests of the department's faculty. There are five emphases to choose from: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics & Development, Immunology & Pathogenesis, and Neurobiology. Information about the emphases, including the lower-division and upper division requirements, can be found on the Major-At-Glance webpage

Students majoring in any of these emphases have been highly successful in entering graduate or medical school and in other science- and health-related careers.  For more information about what our students do with an MCB major, checkout our Career webpage.

Staff advisors are available year-round to help you plan for the upcoming semesters. For more information about how the advisors can help you succeed, please visit the Advising Services webpage.



  • The MCB Undergraduate Affairs Office will be closed on the following dates and times.  Please plan accordingly. 
    • 2:45pm - 4:00pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Faculty advising office hours are posted on the Advising Services webpage. Peer advising information and availability can be found on the Peer Advisor webpage. Any changes to advising ours will be posted here. 

MAJOR DECLARATIONS: Information about declaring the MCB major can be found on the Major Declaration webpage. 

MCB HANDBOOK: 2013-2014 - Download it here. 

MCB COMMENCEMENT 2014: Tuesday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am at the Greek Theater. More information can be found on the commencement webpage.

Major At a Glance

MCB Major Programs, at a Glance

Click on the grid for more detailed information about our major programs. emphases