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Molecular & MicroBiology: Life at Its Core

Freshmen Interest Groups

Molecular & MicroBiology: Life at Its Core

Majors of Interest:

Students majoring in Molecular Biology or Microbiology along with any student interested in the Life Sciences or the health professions.  If you are attracted to biology, but haven’t yet made a decision about a specific major or professions – you should consider this FIG.

FIG Description:

Distinguishing life forms (bacteria, archaea, protists and fungi) and agents (viruses, prions and viroids) that are too small to be seen with the unaided eye is the world of microbiology. Zoom in to an even more minute level and one finds the molecules that compose life and the field of molecular biology. Students interested in microbiology or molecular biology or even more broadly in the life sciences may find that this FIG is perfect. With broad and interdisciplinary applications, microbiology and molecular biology are suited to those interested in professional programs such as dental, optometry and medical school as well as those interested in pure and applied sciences ranging from agriculture and environmental science to law. Students in this FIG participate in laboratory activities, tour research facilities and simply have dinner and casual conversation with departmental faculty.

Special Note:  This FIG requires a minimum math placement exam score of 3 or a minimum ACT math subscore of 23.

Hall: Orr Floor 4


Please note: This FIG contains a First-year Seminar.  Selecting this First-year Seminar will automatically place you in this FIG which means you’ll be housed with other members of this FIG and you will enrolled in the following courses.

  • LIFE 1010 - General Biology - Lab
  • CHEM 1020 - General Chemistry I - Lab

*You will be able to add an additional 1 or 2 courses to your schedule when you meet with an advisor during orientation in June.

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