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Cell and Molecular Biology B.S.

Biology
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 81 to 92
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Cell and molecular biology are two of the most rapidly growing areas of modern biology. This major prepares students for graduate school and careers in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, physiology, immunology, biotechnology, molecular biology and microbiology. The major is also appropriate for students considering professional schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The program is administered by the Department of Biology and involves faculty in both the Swenson College of Science and Engineering and the Medical School Duluth.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in cell biology include: * A minor or second major from another area of study; biology may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Biology Core Courses (30-31 cr)
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II [SUSTAIN] (5.0 cr)
BIOL 2101 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 2201 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3987 - Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
BIOL 4231 - Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
BIOL 3802 - Evolution [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
BIOL 5232 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
or BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory (2.0 cr)
BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology (4.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (41-50cr)
Biochemistry
CHEM 3322 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
CHEM 3324 - Biochemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 4351 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4352 - Biochemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4363 - Biochemistry Laboratory (2.0 cr)
General Chemistry
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1161 - Honors: General Chemistry I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 1162 - Honors: General Chemistry II (5.0 cr)
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2541 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2542 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2543 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CHEM 2544 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
Mathematics
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 1002 - Introduction to Physics II (5.0 cr)
or PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Advanced Writing
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
Electives (10 cr)
If more than one lab elective (2102, 2202) or cell biology core course(s) 3703, 4361, 4603, (4501 or 4503) are taken the excess may be used for cell biology elective credits. BIOL 3990 and 5990 are accepted for cell biology elective credits only by department approval. Two credits of SSP 3002 - TA Practicum Supplemental Instruction in Biology may be substituted for BIOL 3993 as elective credit. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the major.
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
Cell Biology Electives
Take 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2102 - Cell Biology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 2202 - Genetics Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3101 - Molecular Biology of Cancer (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3102 - Cell Biology of Human Disease (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3301 - Patterning the Embryo (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3703 - Animal Physiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4199 - Frontiers in Cell Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4361 - Developmental Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4511 - Medical Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4604 - Plant Physiology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4631 - Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4807 - Plant Physiological Ecology offered in Poland (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 5235 - Biotechnology (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 5515 - Microbial Diversity and Phylogeny (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5772 - Neural Systems and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5801 - Microbial Ecology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5802 - Microbial Ecology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5868 - Ecotoxicology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4501 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 4503 - General Microbiology offered in Wroclaw, Poland (4.0 cr)
· Non-Cell Biology Electives
Take 0 or more course(s) totaling 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2512 - Biology of HIV and AIDS (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2763 - Biology of Women [LE CAT5, LECD CAT05, NAT SCI, CDIVERSITY] (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 2769 - Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2801 - General Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2802 - Ecology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3601 - Plant Diversity (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3603 - Plant Taxonomy (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3701 - Animal Diversity (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3760 - Marine Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3835 - Freshwater Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3993 - Laboratory Teaching Experience (1.0-2.0 cr)
· BIOL 3994 - Undergraduate Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3996 - Internship in Biology (1.0-2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4731 - Entomology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4761 - Ichthyology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4763 - Ornithology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4764 - Mammalogy (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4803 - Ecology Field Methods: Identification and Natural History of Terrestrial and Aquatic Organisms (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 4805 - Ecological Invasions (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4891 - Animal Behavior (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5240 - Ecological Genetics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5401 - Coevolution of Plants, Animals and Microbes (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5777 - Plankton Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5805 - Fisheries Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5807 - Mathematical Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5808 - Landscape Ecology: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5811 - Plant Autecology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5833 - Stream Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5839 - Coral Reef Field Studies (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5861 - Lake Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5862 - Advanced Lake Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5863 - Ecosystems Ecology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5865 - Conservation Biology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 5866 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5869 - Great Lakes Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5870 - Wetland Ecology (3.0 cr)
· MATH 5233 - Mathematical Foundations of Bioinformatics (3.0 cr)
· MDBC 5501 - Neurobiochemistry (2.0 cr)
· MICB 5545 - Immunobiology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 5555 - Molecular Pathogenesis: Current Concepts (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5601 - Physiology of Organ Systems I (4.0 cr)
· PHSL 5602 - Physiology of Organ Systems II (2.0 cr)
 
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