The information below is ONLY for students who declared a major before the 2018-2019 academic year.
Cellular, Molecular, & Professional Emphasis
The Cellular, Molecular, & Professional Emphasis caters to Biology Majors particularly interested in understanding the underlying cellular mechanisms behind the techniques of molecular and cell biology. This sub-discipline of Biology can be applied to employment and entrepreneurship in a broad range of fields including: human health, biotechnology, forensics, microbiology, environmental health, as well as conservation, natural resources, sustainability, agriculture. It is also preparatory to academic research and graduate education in nearly every field of biology. The CMP Emphasis relies on upper division laboratory courses that build familiarity with modern laboratory practices. It exposes students to techniques and to the sophisticated concepts and issues that are informed by these techniques.
Required Units (crs.): 62 minimum
Other Requirements: In addition to the Core Courses:
- Biology: 230 and 231 or 106
- Biology 319 or 345 or 450
- Biology 349 or 351
- Biology 372
- Biology 374 or 390
- Biology 350, or 375 and 377, or 389 and 390, or 374 (if not used in above requirement)
- Chemistry 234, 235, 303, 334, 335
Electives: At least two courses from these courses (if not used to fill preceding requirement):
- Biology 306, 309, 315, 316, 321, 337, 350, 354, 375, 377, 389, 390
- Chemistry 315