Molecular Biology Minor

For more information, contact the Department of Biology, 513-529-3100.

The molecular biology minor is offered cooperatively by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Microbiology.

This minor enables students to pursue in-depth a multidisciplinary study of biological phenomena at the molecular level. It provides a strong foundation for students planning careers in biotechnology or advanced work at the graduate level. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

CHM 332Outlines of Biochemistry4
or CHM 432/CHM 532 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3-4
or MBI 201 General Microbiology
Select at least one course from each of the three departments (BIO, CHM and MBI)6-12
Select one advanced laboratory course of the following:2-4
Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry Laboratory
Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Earn at least two credits of directed research in molecular biology
MBI 365Molecular and Cell Biology3
or BIO 444/BIO 544 Molecular Biology
Additional courses to bring total semester hours to 18:
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Biotechnology
Genetics
Patterns in Development
Plant Development
Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics
Molecular Biology
Biology of Cancer
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics Computing Skills
Molecular Physiology
Bioinformatics Principles
Outlines of Biochemistry
Topics in Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
Biophysical Chemistry I
Biophysical Chemistry II
General Microbiology
Molecular and Cell Biology
Immunology Principles
Immunology Principles and Practice
Microbial Physiology
Microbial Genetics
Human Viruses
Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory