Completion of program
There are certain graduation requirements that must be met before obtaining a degree from the Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) program. A total of 45-49 hours are required to complete the CMB program. In addition to the CMB required course work, 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 CMB program. 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 (Biomedical Sciences) prefix.
The CMB program is comprehensive 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:
- filling out the minor code portion of the application
- obtaining the required signatures from the department which houses that 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. There is no cost for this examination.