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Biology, Molecular Biology Option

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Students may also select the molecular biology option within the biology major. A student seeking to complete the molecular biology option must satisfactorily complete the following courses:

Major Requirements

A biology major must successfully complete the following courses:


Six credits of advanced biology electives, selected by the student and advisor, to include at least one Harvey Mudd laboratory course (Biology 103, 110, 128, 166, 184) and one Harvey Mudd seminar-style course (requiring student presentations and reading from the primary literature, for example, Biology 121, 122, 164, 183, most offerings of 185/186, 189). One chemistry course may be substituted for an advanced biology course with the prior approval of the department.


Four semesters of Biology 191–192: Biology Colloquium, or Chemistry 199: Chemistry Seminar. (The colloquium requirement is waived for any semester during which a student is away on a study abroad program.)

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