Cell Biology and Neuroscience

The department participates in MSU’s Genetics Minor and recommends this minor to students particularly interested in genetics.

Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

The Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology offers a B.S. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with options in Biomedical Sciences and Cell Biology and Neuroscience and a minor in Genetics.

CBN, Biomedical Sciences: Pre-medicine, Pre-dentistry, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-optometry

Students may prepare for admission to medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant and many other health profession and graduate schools by following the option in Biomedical Sciences. The Department provides advising on matters pertaining to the cell biology and neuroscience and the biomedical sciences curricula and the genetics minor. Advising on matters pertaining to admission to professional schools is provided by the Health Professions Advising Office.

Grade Requirements for Fulfillment of Degree Options

In order to graduate with a B.S. in the department, students must earn a grade of C- or better for every course required for the specific option, including courses taken to fulfill required elective credits. 

Graduation In Absentia

Some professional programs accept students before their degree requirements are completed. It is often possible to transfer credits from the first year of professional school to MSU to graduate in absentia. The mechanics involve sending an official transcript for the first year of professional school to the MSU academic advisor.  The student then writes a letter to the MSU Registrar explaining which credits transfer and how they fulfill the degree requirements. The student then registers in absentia at MSU for the semester in which the B.S. degree will be awarded

CBN is not offering graduate degrees at this time.