Genetics and cell biology are interdisciplinary sciences that are fundamental to all fields of modern biology. The program affords students the opportunity to study with scientists who represent a wide range of research interests in plant, animal, and microbial genetics and cell biology. Undergraduates who major in genetics and cell biology will be well prepared to work as high-level technicians in the biotechnology industry or in university and government laboratories. An undergraduate degree also prepares students for entry into professional schools related to medicine as well as into graduate school programs leading to the Master's and PhD degrees in a variety of areas in agriculture and basic science. Students who receive Master's and PhD degrees obtain positions in basic and applied genetics at universities, federal departments and laboratories, private industry, including biotechnology and plant and animal breeding, and in specialized medical research.
Suggested Schedule of Studies
The links below will refer you to suggested course schedules for the Genetics and Cell Biology Degree option. A grade of C or better is required in all MBioS courses taken to meet graduation requirements. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail.
Genetics and Cell Biology Option
Honors students complete Honors Requirements in place of General Education Requirements.
For more information on Academic Program:
Phone Number: 509-335-1276
Office: Biotechnology/Life Sciences 102