Joan Cutone 
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program

Molecular Biology Minor

Program Guide


To complete a minor in molecular biology, a minimum of 24 credits must be taken in biology. The student can expect to take three academic years to complete the minor because many upper level biology courses are offered on a two-year cycle.

Note: Prerequisites for Molecular Biology and Laboratory include General and Organic Chemistry (CHEM1001, CHEM1002, CHEM1003, CHEM1004, CHEM2015 or permission of instructor).

Required Courses: 12 credits

BIOL1003 General Biology I
BIOL1004 General Biology II
BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
BIOL4030 Molecular Biology
BIOL4031 Molecular Biology-Lab

Select at least 12 additional credits from the following courses:

BIOL2025 Microbiology
BIOL3013 Genetics
BIOL3014 Genetics-Lab
BIOL3026 Cell Biology
BIOL3036 Biochemistry I
BIOL3037 Biochemistry-Lab
BIOL3038 Biochemistry II
BIOL4019 Immunology
BIOL4020 Immunology-Lab

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