Completion of program
There are certain graduation requirements that must be met before obtaining a degree from the cell and molecular biology program. A total of 54-57 hours are required to complete the cell and biology program. In addition to required course work for the program, general baccalaureate education requirements as specified by the University must also be completed.
You must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours of electives in the cell and molecular biology program of study. Electives must be pre-approved by your advisor by completing the advisor-approved elective courses list and at least 10 of your chosen electives must have a BMS prefix.
Cell and molecular biology is a comprehensive program and does not require completion of a minor for graduation. A minor can be added to the application for a degree program at any time by simply filing out the minor code portion and obtaining the required signatures from the department which houses the minor.
In your senior year, you are required to take the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT). This examination is administered through the department in late April and late November and there is no cost for this examination.