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  Jul 27, 2017
 
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2017-2018 Catalog

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program (BS)


Biology Department information  

The development of recombinant DNA technology, sometimes referred to as genetic engineering, has radically altered the biomedical sciences. Recombinant DNA techniques have triggered the exponential growth of a new biological field- molecular genetics, or, more generally, molecular biology, which only two decades ago was in its infancy. Fundamental biological problems, untenable only a decade or two ago, are now being addressed using new molecular genetic methods. Recombinant DNA techniques are also revolutionizing disease diagnosis, as genetic bases for cancer, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s and other diseases are being discovered and making news almost daily. Applications of recombinant DNA methods, collectively called biotechnology, are yielding new approaches to disease treatment, drug development, forensics, and even the study of evolution.

The Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology provides students with a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare them for a career in this exciting and expanding area of biology. Students in this program are exposed to state of the art molecular techniques, and students completing this program will be highly qualified to seek employment at academic, industrial, or government laboratories engaged in molecular biology endeavors, or pursue graduate studies in molecular biology and related fields such as microbiology, immunology, or cell biology.

Requirements


A. Biology


At least 40 credits in biology, with no more than 16 below the 300 level, including:

C. Mathematics


E. Concentration of Choice


Completion of one of the following concentrations:

Research Concentration


All course requirements of this concentration are met by the common program requirements above. Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:

Pre-Medical Concentration


Pre-Dental Concentration


Pre-Veterinary Concentration


Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration


6. Electives

Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:

Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration


F. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science degree, including:

  • General Education requirements.
  • Completion of a minimum of 124 credits, including at least 33 in upper division courses (numbered 300 or above).
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in biology and at UM-Flint overall.
     

Students planning to enter a graduate or professional school should investigate requirements of the specific graduate or professional programs to which they intend to apply to avoid missing requirements beyond those covered in their biology degree.
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits