Master of Science in Biology with Specialization in Cell and Molecular Biology

32-34 credit hours

The Cell and Molecular Biology MS specialization is designed to provide students with solid foundation in the area of cell and molecular biology. Our rigorous curriculum combined with research opportunities offered by the department provide the students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to pursue careers in the field of Cell and Molecular Biology.


Required Courses (21)
BIOL 501Graduate Laboratory Techniques2
BIOL 504Biochemistry3
BIOL 515Molecular Biology3
BIOL 526Developmental Biology3
BIOL 533Advanced Graduate Laboratory Techniques3
BIOL 544Molecular Biology of Cells3
BIOL 545Advanced Cell Biology3
or BIOL 527 Immunology and Immunochemistry
BIOL 595Biology Colloquium1
Research Course Requirements (6)
Select one of the following options:6
Option 1
Select one additional elective
Option 2
Research Techniques in the Biological Sciences I
and Research Techniques in Biological Sciences II
Option 3
Research and Thesis M.S.6
Elective Courses (5-6)
Select five to six credit hours5-6
Any 500-level biology course
Medical Microbiology3
Concepts of Cancer Biology3
Human Physiology3
Special Problems 11-3
Total Credit Hours32-33

 Students may be approved for special problems as appropriate.

Other requirements are identical to those described previously for all M.S. students in biology.