What does a cancer cell look like? What causes it to divide out of control, and more importantly, how can we stop it from growing?  How do


cells know when to divide or when to die?  How can manipulating cells help us improve crops or decrease pollution in our environment? How did you catch that virus, and why does it make you feel so lousy?


The answers to these questions are examples of what you will learn as a cellular and molecular biology student. 


The cellular and molecular biology concentration allows you to explore basic molecular interactions that both drive and regulate cellular processes by studying model systems in animal, plant, fungal, and bacterial cells. It also prepares you for advanced graduate studies, attaining professional degrees, or working in industry.

In addition to rigorous course work, you will get hands-on learning through laboratory courses and  research opportunities.  Recent advances in cell and molecular biology have led to excellent employment opportunities for our well-prepared graduates.