The Molecular Biology Major emphasizes the study of genes and how their products control and organize living systems (single cells to whole organisms) and allow organisms to adapt to their environment. The structure and function of informational, enzymatic and structural macromolecules will be studied with respect to how genes are regulated and how their products catalyze and control metabolic processes needed to sustain life. A common core of foundational courses from the traditional disciplines of chemistry and biology, as well as supporting courses in mathematics and physics, prepares the student for advanced molecular biology courses in the major. Laboratory components provide hands on opportunities to manipulate and analyze genes and their protein products using current technologies. Students completing this major will be well prepared to continue their education in graduate programs or medical school, or to seek immediate employment in a variety of settings.
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