The department offers a minor in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Declaration of the minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.
Students must complete a total of 20 credit hours of molecular, celular and developmental biology coursework, 12 of which must be at the upper-division level. Students must maintain an overall and minor GPA of at least 2.00 (C), and complete all MCDB courses with a C- or better.
Students may apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward the minor.
Required Courses and Credits
|MCDB 1150||Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology||3|
|or MCDB 1111||Core Concepts in Biology I: Evolutionary, Molecular and Cell Biology|
|or EBIO 1210||General Biology 1|
|or CHEN 2810||Biology for Engineers|
|MCDB 2150||Principles of Genetics||3|
|or MCDB 2222||Core Concepts in Biology II: Genes, Genetics and Phenotypes|
|or EBIO 2070||Genetics: Molecules to Populations|
|MCDB 1161||From Dirt to DNA: Phage Genomics Laboratory I||2|
|or MCDB 1171||Antibiotics Discovery Through Hands-on Screens I|
|or MCDB 2171||Chemotherapeutic Discovery Through Hands-On Screens 2|
|or MCDB 1181||Biological Probiotic/Drug Discovery Through Hands-on Screens|
|MCDB 3135||Molecular Biology||3|
|MCDB 3145||Cell Biology||3|
|Upper-division MCDB coursework (3000-level or higher)||6|
|Total Credit Hours||20|