Apr 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog 
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog

Molecular Biology

This interdisciplinary major is focused on biology and the physical sciences, and incorporates a significant amount of mathematics. The major is research oriented and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies or medical school as well as careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. For further information, consult with the molecular biology faculty, Professors Armstrong, Edwalds-Gilbert, Tang, or Wiley.

Learning Outcomes of the Program in Molecular Biology

Students majoring in molecular biology should be able to:

  1. Understand foundational scientific principles and findings in current molecular biology.
  2. Discuss and analyze original scientific research articles in molecular biology.
  3. Interpret data, including identification of control versus experimental samples.
  4. Design controlled experiments to test specific hypotheses.