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B.S. in Molecular Biosciences Program Details

B.S. in Molecular Biosciences program overview here.

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  Spring: December 15
  Summer: May 15
  Fall: August 1
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Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biosciences

Admissions criteria:

The admissions requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biosciences include:

  1. 24 or more transferable credit hours
  2. GPA of 2.5 or higher
  3. International students must also meet the English proficiency, visa/I20, and financial support documentation.


Curriculum and requirements:

The Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology requires students to complete 120 hours of coursework.


General Science Requirements


Credit Hr.

KU Code

Elementary Statistics or PSYCH 210: Statistics in Psychological Research or BIOL 570: Into Biostatistics


MATH 365 or PSYCH 210 or BIOL 570

Foundations of Chemistry I


CHEM 130

Foundations of Chemistry II


CHEM 135

Organic Chemistry I


CHEM 330

Organic Chemistry I Lab


CHEM 331

Organic Chemistry II


CHEM 335

Calculus I & II or MATH 125: Calculus I


MATH 115 and 116 or MATH 125

College Physics I & II or General Physics I and General Physics II


PHSX 114 and 115 or PHSX 211+216 and PHSX 212+236


Molecular Biosciences Requirements


Credit Hr.

KU Code

Principles of Molecular & Cell Biology


BIOL 150

Principles of Organismal Biology


BIOL 152

Principles of Genetics


BIOL 350

Fundamentals of Microbiology


BIOL 400

Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab


BIOL 402

Laboratory in Genetics


BIOL 405

Cell Structure & Function


BIOL 416

Molecular Biology Laboratory


BIOL 430

Senior Seminar: Molecular Biosciences


BIOL 599

Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures


BIOL 600

Principles of Biochemistry Lab


BIOL 601

General Biology Electives (12 hours)

Students choose 12 credit hours of 400-level and above BIOL courses, including two hours of a seminar/topics course (BIOL 419, 420, 421, 701). No more than three hours of BIOL, 423 Non-Lab Independent Study and/or BIOL 424 Independent Study (combined) can be applied towards the elective requirement.

KU Core

The KU Core is the university-wide curriculum that all incoming students will fulfill as part of their degree, in addition to degree-specific and major requirements. Completion of an AA degree at a Kansas community college satisfies KU Core goals 1-3. For more information, visit: kucore.ku.edu.


Critical Thinking & Quantitative Literacy | 2 Units

GE11: Critical Thinking (Will be met by major requirements)

GE12: Quantitative Literacy (Will be met by major requirements)


Communication | 3 Units

GE21: Written Communication 1

GE21: Written Communication 2

GE22: Oral Communication (Public Speaking recommended)


Breadth of Knowledge | 3 Units

GE3H: Arts and Humanities

GE3N: Natural Sciences with lab (Will be met by major requirements)

GE3S: Social Sciences (Intro to Psychology recommended)


Culture and Diversity | 2 Units

AE41: Human Diversity (Sociology recommended)

AE42: Global Culture/Awareness


Social Responsibility and Ethics | 1 Unit

AE51: One course


Integration and Creativity | 1 Unit

AE61: Analyzing and Combining Ideas (Will be met with Capstone course BIOL 599)

Please see the program advisor for additional details.

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