Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology
Hours56 - 60 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Introductory core courses:
requirement 2 Complete 3 courses
Introductory core courses:
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Physical science courses (Note: For medical school and some graduate schools, Chem 351, 352, 353, and 481 are required classes. These classes may be used as electives for the molecular biology degree program - see below):
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
Quantitative courses (Note: Math 119 is offered through BYU Independent Study):
requirement 7 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete three credits hours total during TWO SEMESTERS of mentored research:
requirement 8 Complete 9.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 8.1 Complete up to 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 8.2 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Only 6 total credit hours of the following will count toward major hours with a 4 credit hour maximum for each individual course. (More credit hours may be taken but they will not count towards major requirements).
requirement 9
Pass the Biology Major Field Exam.
requirement 10
Complete an exit interview.
Recommended Complete 4 courses
Although not required, the following courses are recommended:
Program Outcomes

Molecular Biology Fundamentals

Understand and apply the principles and techniques of molecular biology which prepares students for further education and/or employment in teaching, basic research, or the health professions.

Research Development and Practice

Formulate and carry out independent and collaborative research projects

Effective Communication

Communication skills in presenting their research findings through effective oral and written presentations.

Professional Ethics and Behavior

Demonstrate a commitment to professional integrity and ethical behavior consistent with the mission of the university and accepted standards of professional conduct.