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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Are you ready to be part of the biotechnological revolution? If so, Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Biology can prepare you for a fulfilling science career. Imagine working alongside professionals at the forefront of today’s modern advances in biology and medicine!

While molecular and cell biologists study cells and molecules, they seek to understand how these crucial components integrate into the biological whole, investigations that lead to advanced knowledge. In the last half of the 20th century alone, scientists developed a greater understanding of proteins and nucleic acids, which revealed the way individual cells function as “chemical factories.” They also learned how larger organisms are equivalent to complex economies. The very essence of any biological organism is encoded in its DNA, and its continuing existence and functional development depend on a delicate molecular ballet.

If you are a hands-on student who is excited and inspired by scientific discoveries like these, LTU’s molecular and cell biology program may be for you. Highlights include: 

  • Degree is the first of its kind in southeastern Michigan
  • Comprehensive program emphasizes the role of individual cells and molecules in influencing the biology of organisms, populations and communities 
  • The program prepares you to follow any number of paths in biology 
  • The breadth of biological disciplines are integrated into the program 
  • The degree also prepares you for medical or other professional schools, or to pursue graduate studies in a biological discipline

Why LTU?

LTU is situated in a productive, vital and economically diverse region that is one of the world’s great centers for entrepreneurship, technological achievement and innovation. Opportunities to solve real problems and network, find mentors, intern and co-op with Fortune 500 and other leading companies are plentiful.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab

Molecular and Cellular Biology



Bachelor of Science in Biology Flowchart 4.2022 PDF 

124 credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1213 Biology 1 (Placement) 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 College Composition (Placement) 3
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 (Placement) 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MCS 1414 or Calculus 1 or   
MCS 1224 Survey of Calculus (Placement) 4
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 (Placement) 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
CHM 1223 University Chemistry 2 3
CHM 1231 University Chemistry 2 Lab 2
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 2124 Statistics (Placement) 4
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 2313 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2311 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
PHY 2213 College Physics 1 (Placement) 3
PHY 2221 College Physics 1 Lab 1
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 2313 Microbiology 3
BIO 2321 Microbiology Lab 1
CHM 2323 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2321 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 1
PHY 2223 College Physics 2 3
PHY 2231 College Physics 2 Lab 1
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 3403 Biochemistry 3
CHM 3411 Biochemistry Lab 1
BIO 3203 Anatomy and Physiology A 3
BIO 3201 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
BIO 3323* Molecular Genetics 3
General Electives (3 credits of 9 total) 3
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIOxxx3 Junior/Senior Tech Elective 3
BIO 3303 Anatomy & Physiology B 3
PSC 3002 Leadership in Scientific Research (Jr. Standing) 2
COM 2103 Tech and Prof Communication 3
  General Elective (3 credits of 9 total) 3
   TOTAL 14

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 4103 Evolution 3
BIO 3613 Ecology 3
BIO 4912 Senior Project 1 (Sr. Standing) 2
LLT XXX3 Jr./Sr. LLT Elective 3
CHM/BIO XXX3 Jr./Sr. Tech Elective 3
  General Elective Jr./Sr.  3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 4813 Cell Biology 3
BIO 4812 In-Depth Cell Biology Lab 2
BIO 4922 Senior Project 2 (Sr. Standing) 2
CHM/BIO XXX3 Technical Elective 3
SSC/PSY XXX3 Jr./Sr. SSC/PSY Elective 3
  General Elective Jr./Sr. 3
   TOTAL 16

*These courses are offered every two years. An individual plan of work will be developed in consultation with the student's advisor.

For more information or to speak with an advisor, contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600, nschair@ltu.edu, or visit room S322 in the Science Building.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Careers


Biology degree prepares students for careers as biology lab technicians, cellular biologists, microbiologists, science instructors and researchers.

Find work in these fields

Biotechnology Research
Scientific Publishing
Higher Education
Pharmaceutical Research
Hospital Labs
Scientific Equipment Design
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine