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Undergraduate Education

Molecular and cell biology involves the use of cellular and molecular biology to solve real-world problems. For some students, molecular cell biology will be an essential tool for mastering their chosen field. For others, it will enhance an understanding of how computational biology supports arguments and solve problems. Molecular and cell biologists study a broad spectrum of problems across several disciplines. In fact, molecular and cell biologists are connected more closely through their shared approach and attitude toward interdisciplinary research rather than a shared interest in any particular set of problems.

UC Merced offers a bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences. This exciting educational path provides students the option to select among specialized “emphasis” tracks, instead of individual majors. In this way, all biology students graduating from UC Merced will have a common foundation necessary for biologists in the 21st century, the knowledge and foundations of cellular and molecular cell biology and will enhance the skills needed to apply molecular cell biology to real-world phenomena in the social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

Emphasis tracks include:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Ecology Evolutionary Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology and Immunology

Please use the links in the menu to learn more about the Biological Sciences Emphasis Tracks!