Cellular Biology - B.S.

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Degree & Major: Cellular Biology - B.S.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Cellular Biology
Kimberly Klonowski
Associate Professor
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology is a liberal arts degree. Although it is not a preprofessional program, the major in Cellular Biology is often chosen by students who wish to prepare themselves for professional studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or optometry, as well as by those who intend to pursue graduate studies leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. Cellular Biology is a young discipline in biological sciences and encompasses many of the recent dramatic discoveries relating to the mechanisms of cell life, developmental biology, and immunology. In addition, cellular biology relates to the understanding of the position of protists among living organisms, the relationships between parasites and host animals, and the mechanistic understanding of organismic animal function. Accordingly, the major requires a core of cell and developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry, and practical laboratory experience; beyond this core, electives are available that explore the wider aspects of the subject.

Career Opportunities: Apart from the professional programs listed above, a major in cellular biology qualifies a student to pursue a research career in experimental biology either in graduate school or in industry (see Biology).
of Transfer Students:
Requirements for entry to the major include the completion of Areas I-V of the Core Curriculum.
Special Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C in all major courses.
Internships: While the department has no formally established internship program, faculty often arrange internships through their
contacts with industry and academia.