One additional Upper Division Course in Science or Engineering [3-4 units]
Undergraduate Major in Biological Sciences Research
All Biological Sciences majors are encouraged to participate in a research experience. Students attend research lectures by UC Merced faculty, and students can elect to go on to participate in research projects during their senior year. The relevant course numbers are:
The Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) emphasis track provides students with the skills and knowledge to pursue studies in graduate programs and professional schools and the background for careers in basic and applied biological research and medicine. MCB emphasizes the molecular and cellular principles that underlie all terrestrial life, as well as the genetic and evolutionary concepts explaining the diversity and unity of life. These topics form the foundation of modern health sciences and biomedical research.
Molecular and Cell Biology Core Courses [12-13 Units]
Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu for more information.
* Biological Sciences BIO 001 and BIO 001L (if available at their originating school. A letter grade of “B” or better grade must be earned.)