Cell & Molecular Biology

This concentration emphasizes cellular and molecular processes, pathways, and structures of living organisms.  This concentration is a good choice for pre-medical and pre-veterinary students or for students who plan to pursue graduate work in one of the areas of biology represented here.

Requirements for the Major in Biology with a Concentration in Cell and Molecular.

The Biology major with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology consists of 82-83 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 1560 Fundamentals of Biology II (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2430 Introduction to Zoology or BIO 2440 Introduction to Botany (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2970 General Microbiology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3100 Plant Physiology (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3480 Biological Chemistry (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3960 Molecular Genetics (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 4400 Cellular Physiology (4 s.h.)

Microbiology/Cellular Biology Electives:

Choose three:

  • BIO 3060 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3080 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3990 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 4000 Medical Microbiology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 4010 Embryology & Developmental Genetics (4 s.h.)

Chemistry Courses:

  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 1520 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3210 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3220 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)

Mathematics Courses (6 s.h.):

  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I (or higher) (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)

Additional courses in physics, chemistry, geology, and mathematics are desirable electives. It is strongly recommended that students planning to enter graduate professional programs in the health sciences take CHE 4500.

Program Faculty & Staff

Lori Brookman Cornwell, Professor of Biology

Dr. Lori Brookman Cornwell

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
(910) 630-7128
Margaret Folsom, Professor of Biology

Dr. Margaret Folsom

Professor of Biology
(910) 630-7127
Yihe Guo, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Yihe Guo

Assistant Professor of Biology
(910) 480-8457
Meghan Hennessey, Instructor of Biology

Meghan Hennessey

Instructor of Biology
(910) 630-7511
Dr. Rob McCandless, Chair, Department of Biology

Dr. Rob McCandless

Chair, Biology
(910) 630-7247
Dr. Scott Robertson, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Scott Robertson

Assistant Professor of Biology
(910) 482-5775
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