2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Molecular Biology Major


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Director B. Hoopes

This program is intended for students who are interested in biology at the molecular level and who wish to take several courses in both biology and chemistry. Interested students should see biology professors Ay, Belanger, Hagos, Holm, Hoopes, Meyers, Taye, or Van Wynsberghe.

Major Requirements


Course requirements are described below.

Biology


All of the Following


Process of Biology


One course from the following:

Three Electives


One elective can be at any level. Of the two remaining electives, one must be numbered 300 or higher and one must be numbered 330 or higher. One of these two 300-level courses must have a laboratory component. Only one research-based course numbered 470 or higher can count toward the major. 

  

Research Tutorial Experience


Research Tutorial Experience

  • A one-credit research experience, normally satisfied with a research tutorial (a course numbered BIOL 470-490).
  • Research at the Bethesda Biomedical Research as part of the Colgate Study Group (BIOL 393 or BIOL 493) may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • UROPS courses taken at the National University of Singapore (NUS) may be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • With prior approval by the biology department, a senior-level independent study course or capstone experience in another department may be used to fulfill the research requirement.

Cognate Courses

Chemistry


Chemistry


General Chemistry Option

The following two courses:

Cognate Courses


Math or Computer Science Course


  • one course in mathematics or computer science (except COSC 100  or COSC 150 ). The math course requirement may be met by taking  .

Honors and High Honors


Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Biology  department page.

Biology Department


For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Biology department  catalog page.

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