Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology
Hours57 - 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 3 Complete 7 courses
Molecular biology courses:
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
For some medical schools and some graduate schools, Chem 351, 352, 353, and 481 are required classes. These classes may be used as electives for the Molecular Biology program (see below). If Chem 285 is used to fulfill Requirement 5, Chem 351 may be used as an elective for Requirement 8. (Chem 351 will not double count between Requirements 5 and 8.)
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
Quantitative courses (Note: Math 119 is offered through BYU Independent Study):
requirement 7 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete two hours from the following 400 level lab(s):
requirement 8 Complete 12.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 8.1 Complete up to 12.0 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.