Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) is the study of living organisms through two lenses. One is the understanding of basic molecular and cellular structure and function. The other is the metabolic, genetic, and physiological processes common to all organisms.
MCB is made up of the departments of biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, microbiology, and molecular integrative physiology. It offers courses that explore:
The curriculum imparts basic principles of modern biology and provides the fundamental, critical, and analytical skills necessary for a successful career. MCB also offers a Secondary Education option for the teaching of Biology in high schools.
If you are interested in this major, apply into our Biology program. You may choose MCB as your major before your sophomore year.
72% employed or continuing education
33% employed after graduation
38% attending graduate school
$39,086 average starting annual income
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3.8 years to degree
95% first-year retention rate
94% four-year graduation rate
94% six-year graduation rate