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Molecular Biology

This interdisciplinary major is focused on biology and the physical sciences and incorporates a significant amount of mathematics. The major is research-oriented and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies or medical school, as well as careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

Major Requirements

Claremont McKenna College

Pitzer College

Scripps College

Keck Science Common Learning Outcomes

Students completing a major in the Keck Science Department should demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
  2. Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
  3. Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
  4. Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

A Molecular Biology major should be able to:

  1. Understand foundational scientific principles and findings in current molecular biology.
  2. Discuss and analyze original scientific research articles in molecular biology.
  3. Interpret data, including identification of control versus experimental samples.
  4. Design controlled experiments to test specific hypotheses.