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  • B.S. in Molecular Biosciences Program Details

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

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

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

3

MATH 365 or PSYCH 210 or BIOL 570

Foundations of Chemistry I

5

CHEM 130

Foundations of Chemistry II

5

CHEM 135

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 330

Organic Chemistry I Lab

2

CHEM 331

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 335

Calculus I & II or MATH 125: Calculus I

6/5

MATH 115 and 116 or MATH 125

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

8

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

 

Molecular Biosciences Requirements

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Principles of Molecular & Cell Biology

4

BIOL 150

Principles of Organismal Biology

4

BIOL 152

Principles of Genetics

4

BIOL 350

Fundamentals of Microbiology

3

BIOL 400

Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab

2

BIOL 402

Laboratory in Genetics

3

BIOL 405

Cell Structure & Function

3

BIOL 416

Molecular Biology Laboratory

3

BIOL 430

Senior Seminar: Molecular Biosciences

1

BIOL 599

Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures

3

BIOL 600

Principles of Biochemistry Lab

2

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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