Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology!

We are the largest graduating life science major in the College of Science. 


MCB provides a dynamic and friendly environment that gives students the knowledge, support, and confidence they need to succeed.


Our graduates go on to successful careers as doctors, researchers, health professionals, entrepreneurs, genetic counselors, attorneys, science writers, teachers, and more.


Interested in a graduate degree? Visit our Graduate Programs page.



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Student Profiles

Mary-Beth Roberts (2015)

"MCB and the University of Arizona gave me the opportunity and encouragement to reach my potential. I went from wondering if I could keep up to having the honor of speaking to my graduating class.  I don’t think I could have done that anywhere else."

Mary-Beth was the Fall 2015 Oustanding Senior for the MCB Department, as well as for the College of Science.

Mary-Beth is a graduate student working on her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Learn more about the new UA graduate program in Genetic Counseling.

Alec Calac (2016)

"MCB has world-class professors teaching classes. The professors have a genuine investment in your success."

Alec graduated with honors with a double major in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, and a minor in Biochemistry. He was a successful advocate for Native American participation in STEM at the University of Arizona and has continued his advocacy work since graduating.  

Alec, pictured with Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) aims to start his MD-PhD in 2018 and is looking forward to becoming a physician scientist.


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