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Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences

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Molecular Biosciences

KU Edwards Campus

The undergraduate program in molecular biosciences is offered in its entirety only at the KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213. This program is designed for students who have earned an associate’s degree or equivalent hours and wish to complete the upper-level courses necessary for a bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Molecular Biosciences

The program offers students a strong background in genetics, microbiology, cell biology, and biochemistry, as well as laboratory skills in genetics and microbiology. Graduates have entered medical school, dental school, and graduate school with high success rates. Contact the CLAS undergraduate adviser on the Edwards Campus, Dan Mueller,, 864-8659 (from Lawrence) or 913-897-8659 (outside of Lawrence) for more information.

General Education Requirements
33 hours

The following general education requirements must be completed by all students pursuing a B.S. in biochemistry, biology, microbiology, or molecular biosciences.

Molecular Biosciences Requirements 29 hours
  • BIOL 150 (or BIOL 151 Honors) Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
  • BIOL 152 (or BIOL 153 Honors) Principles of Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIOL 350 Principles of Genetics (3)
  • BIOL 400 Fundamentals of Microbiology (or BIOL 401 Honors) (3)
  • BIOL 402 Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory (2)
  • BIOL 405 Laboratory in Genetics (2)
  • BIOL 416 Cell Structure and Function (3)
  • BIOL 430 Laboratory in Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIOL 599 Senior Seminar: Molecular Biosciences (must be taken in senior year) (1)
  • BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures (4)
General Science Requirements 36-37 hours minimum
Electives, Seminar, and Laboratory Requirements 11 hours
  • Biology courses numbered 400 or higher, including 2 hours of laboratory credit and 2 hours of a seminar/topics course (BIOL 419, BIOL 420, BIOL 701). No more than 3 hours of BIOL 423 Nonlaboratory Independent Study and/or BIOL 424 Independent Study (combined) can be applied toward the elective requirement with no more than 2 hours of BIOL 424 applied toward the laboratory requirement.

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