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Cell and Molecular Biology

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Cell and Molecular Biology Minor?

This minor is designed for students who desire to expand their understanding of biology in the rapidly developing field of cell and molecular biology. It is also suitable for students who have completed substantial courses in a pre-professional degree, but who have not yet been accepted into their chosen professional school. Cell and Molecular Biology is also suitable for students who may choose to pursue a bachelor's degree in chemistry, especially one with an emphasis in biochemistry.

Admission Requirements

This Cell and Molecular Biology minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. Students must have at least a 'C' grade in all BIOL courses. This minor requires a minimum of 20 credits.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Brad Isler
PHONE: 231-591-2641

Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2550

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Cell and Molecular Biology Minor - 20 Credits

Developmental Biology
Principles of Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Advanced Cell - Molecular Biol