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Science, Sustainability, and Environment

Molecular Biology


  • Oxford
  • Minor
  • On Campus

This minor, offered cooperatively by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, and Microbiology, enables students to pursue in depth a multidisciplinary study of biological phenomena at the molecular level. It provides a strong foundation for students planning careers in biotechnology industries or advanced work at the graduate level. (18 semester hours)

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Department of Biology

212 Pearson Hall

Oxford, OH 45056


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

160 Hughes Laboratories

Oxford, OH 45056


Department of Microbiology

32 Pearson Hall

Oxford, OH 45056


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A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students can declare the minor at either the BIO, CHM, or MBI offices in order to get a transcript notation.

Laboratory Requirement

One laboratory course (BIO/CHM/MBI 424, BIO 464, CHM 438, or MBI 465) is needed to complete this minor or earn at least two credits of departmentally approved directed research in molecular biology (see your departmental Molecular Biology Minor advisor: students doing directed research in molecular biology should have their proposed research experience evaluated by their departmental representative at the time they initiate their research and must have formal approval from their departmental representative at least one semester prior to graduation).

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