Molecular Biology

(18 semester hours)

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

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

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, or 432)

One course in cell biology (BIO 203 or MBI 201)

One course from each of the three departments (BIO, CHM or MBI)

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

One course in molecular biology (MBI 365 or BIO 444)

Other courses to bring total semester hours to 18:

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 255 Plant Biotechnology (3)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

BIO 361 Patterns in Development (4)

BIO 403 Plant Development (3)

BIO/CHM/MBI 424 Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics (4)

BIO 444 Molecular Biology (3)

BIO 449 Biology of Cancer (3)

BIO 464 Laboratory in Cell/Molecular Biology (3)

BIO/CHM/CSE/MBI 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

BIO 471 Molecular Physiology (3)

BIO/MBI 485/CSE 456 Bioinformatics Principles (3)

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 430 Topics in Biochemistry (1-3)

CHM 432 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 438 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 471 Biophysical Chemistry I (3)

CHM 472 Biophysical Chemistry II (3)

MBI 201 General Microbiology (4)

MBI 365 Molecular and Cellular Biology (3)

MBI 414 Immunology (3) or

MBI 415 Immunology Principles and Practice (4)

MBI 425 Microbial Physiology (4)

MBI 445 Microbial Genetics (3)

MBI 464 Human Viruses (3)

MBI 465 Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory (2)

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