BS in Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis Biology

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The Biology—Molecular and Cell Emphasis major is part of an interdisciplinary program between the Biology and Chemistry departments.
Cell biology is the study of cells at the biochemical or molecular level. Molecular Biology investigates the interactions among DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to understand how these interactions are regulated using the tools and principles of genetics and bioinformatics—it is among the most rapidly growing fields, and is making strides with recent accomplishments such as the sequencing of the entire human genome.

The B.S. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology places emphasis on the molecular biology and biochemistry that control cell functions. Students take courses in math, physics, and chemistry, along with the core biology curriculum. Once in 400-level biochemistry and molecular biology courses, students get to pursue their specific interests.

The integrated conceptual foundation in biology, the critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills that students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses in Western’s Molecular and Cell Biology curriculum are ultimately critical for post-baccalaureate studies and for future job performance.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo 75
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo 85
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo 95
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission
TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
IELTS 6.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 62
Pearson Versant Not Accepted
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English Not Accepted
GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission

*Semester= 4Months
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Basic Requirements: 104-107 credits
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 205 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 206 - Introduction to Organismal Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 321 - Genetics Credits: 4
BIOL 323 - Cell and Molecular Biology Credits: 4
BIOL 340 - Biostatistics Credits: 5
BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology Credits: 4

Choose one of the following series:
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
OR
CHEM 175 - General Chemistry I, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 176 - General Chemistry II, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 225 - General Chemistry III, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 352 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 353 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 3

One course from:
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

Choose one of the following series:
PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5
PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics II Credits: 5
PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics III Credits: 5
OR
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5

Depth Requirements (24-31 credits)
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 345 - Fundamentals of Microbiology Credits: 4
CHEM 471 - Biochemistry I Credits: 4
Choose two upper-level labs, at least one of which is a 400-level lab, with advisor approval.
BIOL 322 - Genetics Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 346 - Microbiology Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 423 - Environmental Genomics w/lab Credits: 3
BIOL 424 - Applied Molecular Ecology Credits: 3
BIOL 477 - Genomic Data Analysis Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 480 - Sequence Analysis w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 484 - Cell Biology Lab Credits: 5
BIOL 487 - Advanced Molecular and Cell Lab Credits: 5
CHEM 474 - Biochemistry Laboratory Credits: 5
Choose two 400-level courses with advisor approval.
BIOL 405 - Microbial Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 445 - Host-Microbe Interactions Credits: 4
BIOL 451 - Developmental Biology of Plants Credits: 3
BIOL 470 - Functional Genomics Credits: 3
BIOL 473 - Molecular Biology Credits: 3
BIOL 476 - Structure and Physiology of Membrane Transport Proteins Credits: 3
BIOL 479 - Plant Physiology Credits: 5
CHEM 425A - Natural Products Chemistry. Credits: 3
CHEM 425C - Medicinal Chemistry. Credits: 3
CHEM 425H - Enzyme Chemistry Credits: 3
CHEM 425I - Immunology Credits: 3
CHEM 425S - Protein Engineering. Credits: 3
CHEM 425T - Virology Credits: 3
CHEM 472 - Biochemistry II Credits: 4
BIOL 482 - Developmental Biology of Animals Credits: 4
BIOL 486 - Topics in Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodevelopment Credits: 3
BIOL 497 - Offerings will vary from year to year; faculty advisor must approve selection of specific BIOL 497 course relevant to molecular and cellular discipline.
CHEM 425 - Offerings will vary from year to yar; faculty advisor must approve selection of specific CHEM 425 course relevant to molecular and cellular discipline.

Electives (0-2 credits)
Elective credits to reach 104-107 total: any 300- or 400-level biology course, or 400-level chemistry course, with advisor approval.

Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements.

Note: BIOL 245 and BIOL 348 may not be counted toward this major.

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter 

International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter 

Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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