Majors and Options

Cellular & Molecular Biology Option

The cellular and molecular biology option is designed for students who wish to prepare for positions in biotechnology, biochemistry, or medical research at the enry level or to pursue graduate study in these fields.  This option prescribes ancillary coursework in chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.  A minor in chemistry and additional prescribed coursework in biology is required.

Downloadable checksheets and 4-yr plans: 2013-2014, 2014-2015

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS HRS
A. General Studies Component 41-47
B. Major Requirements:
Principles of Biology (111) 4
Principles of Biology (112) 4
Biological Literature (200W) 1
Cell Biology (305) 4
Genetics (306) 4
Microbiology (307) 4
Senior Assessment Seminar (498) 1
Organismal Biology:
One course selected from the following:
Animal Physiology (311) 4
Embryology (433) 4
Parasitology (471) 4
Histology (472) 4
One course selected from the following:
Plant Physiology (460) 3
Plant Taxonomy (463) 3
Population Biology:
Evolution (312) 3
One course selected from the following:
* Marsh Ecology (411) 4
* Marine Ecology (412) 4
* Marine Behavioral Ecology (413) 4
Ecology (421) 4
Aquatic Ecology (423) 4
Cellular/Molecular Biology:
Molecular Biology (415) 4
Biochemistry (441) 3
Choose a minimum of 8 hours from the following: 3
Applied Bacteriology (407) 4
Immunology (409) 3
Research/Internship (495) 1-4
CH322 (3) / CH322LW (2) 5
* Dauphin Island Sea Lab Courses
Required Supporting Courses:
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125) or higher level computer science or computer information systems course 3
MATHEMATICS
Depending on math ACT score and math skills, one of the following three paths should be followed:
MA 112/121/122 9
OR
MA 112/113/125 10
OR
MA 115/125 8
MA 345 Applied Statistics I 3
PHYSICS
General Physics I (PH 241) 4
General Physics II (PH 242) 4
OR
Technical Physics I (PH 251) 5
Technical Physics II (PH 252) 5
CHEMISTRY
General Chemistry (CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L) 8
Organic Chemistry (CH 311, 311L, 312, 312L) 10