Molecular Biology

(18 semester hours)

For more information, contact the Department of Zoology (513-529-3100).

The molecular biology minor is offered cooperatively by the Departments of Botany, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Zoology.

This minor enables students to pursue in-depth a multidisciplinary study of biological phenomena at the molecular level. It provides a strong foundation for students planning careers in biotechnology or advanced work at the graduate level. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

All of these:

One course in biochemistry (CHM 332, 432, or 433)

One course in cell biology (BOT 203, MBI 201, ZOO 203, or ZOO 443)

One course from three of the four departments (BOT, CHM, MBI, or ZOO)

One laboratory course (BOT 415, BOT/MBI/ZOO 424, CHM 438, MBI 465, or ZOO 464) or earn at least two credits of directed research in molecular biology.

One course in molecular biology (CHM 434, MBI 365, or ZOO 444)

Other courses to bring total semester hours to 18:

BOT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BOT 255 Plant Biotechnology (3)

BOT 342 Genetics (3)

BOT 403 Plant Development (3)

BOT 415 Plant Tissue Culture/Plant Biotech Laboratory (4)

BOT/MBI/ZOO 424 Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics (4)

BOT/MBI/ZOO 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

BOT/MBI/ZOO 485 Bioinformatic Principles (3)

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 432 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 433 Biochemistry (3)

CHM 434 Biochemistry (3)

CHM 438 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

MBI 201 General Microbiology (4)

MBI 365 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3)

MBI 414 Immunology (3)

MBI 425 Microbial Physiology (4)

MBI 445 Microbial Genetics (3)

MBI 464 Human Viruses (3)

MBI 465 Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory (2)

ZOO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

ZOO 361 Patterns in Development (4)

ZOO 442 Mechanisms of Animal Development (3)

ZOO 443 Cell Biology (3)

ZOO 444 Molecular Biology (3)

ZOO 449 Biology of Cancer (3)

ZOO 464 Laboratory in Cell/Molecular Biology (3)

ZOO 471 Molecular Physiology (3)

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