The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) offers a wide variety of courses that introduce students to the important fields of Biology. Instruction in biology is well balanced by contemporary approaches to the teaching of science. The department takes great pride in its commitment to the student’s understanding of how these disciplines contribute to the indispensable role of science in society.

On-campus academic courses and independent research activities, as well as off-campus co-op and internship experiences, support the department’s philosophy of a “hands-on” approach to the study of science. Through these practical experiences, students are prepared for a diverse number of exciting careers in the biological sciences. By maintaining high academic standards, MCB has not only been an important educator of students destined for graduate school, medical, dental and other health-related professional schools, but, in addition, has successfully prepared well-trained graduates who can immediately enter the job market.