Jan 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Molecular Track, B.S.

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College of Arts and Sciences

With a well-rounded education in biology, all tracks prepare undergraduates for entry into graduate schools, health related fields (medical, nursing, dentistry, veterinary) and the job market, including careers in scientific research, conservation, environmental law and policy, biotechnology, forensics, agriculture, education, science policy, non-profits, and local, state and federal agencies. The availability of various tracks allows students to tailor a degree program towards their specific interests.

Molecular biology is the study of cells and molecules, like DNA, RNA, and proteins. Through these studies, molecular biologists aim to determine how these molecules function and interact within cells and how cells communicate with each other in living organisms.

 For a complete list of courses that meet Rockhurst Core Curriculum requirements, see The Core Curriculum . View a sample four year degree plan for Biology, B.S. Molecular Track .


Major Field of Concentration


Students are urged to consult with the department regarding their program of study as early in their academic careers as they can (during freshman year if possible). A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course of the major as well as the 12 related hours of upper-division coursework. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

Strongly recommended courses (Please note that Related major hours must be upper-division):


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