Explore MCB

The Major

MCB undergraduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The major includes core courses in Introductory Biology, Molecular Basis of Life, Molecular Genetics, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Metabolic Biochemistry.

Students select from one of four tracks, called sub-plans, to personalize their major.


Whatever your interest, MCB encourages students to undertake independent laboratory research to complement required coursework.

The MCB major meets the pre-requisite requirements for most medical schools; many MCB majors are pre-med.