Molecular & Cellular Biology

Advisor Contact:
Marisa La Faye Lester
Life Sciences South 248
(520) 621-1073
Justin Matthew Schneider
Life Sciences South room 248
(520) 621-4342
Minor Description:

The minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology allows students to explore courses from a wide selection. Course work will include introductory biology and then allows for students to take courses with topics such as cancer biology, cell signaling, gene expression, RNA biology, genetic networks, systems biology and genome stability.

Minor Requirements:

Students are required to complete both semesters of introductory biology with labs, MCB 181R, MCB 181L, ECOL 182R, and ECOL 182L; and a minimum of ten additional units of MCB courses. Nine of the remaining ten units must be upper division. Students are allowed to take any MCB course to complete the minor, as long as they meet the prerequisites.

Academic Advisement Report


Courses for the minor can be taken in every fall, spring, and/or summer.

Declaring the Minor:

A student’s major advisor may declare the MCB minor (MCBMINU) and can sign off for the minor. If any substitutions need to be made, please contact the MCB Advising Team.

Double Use of Minor Course Work:

Course work in the minor cannot be double dipped with another minor or major, with the exception of both semesters of Introductory biology with Labs.