Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate major in Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) focuses on the study of molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, cell physiology, cell anatomy, immunology, and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks, to fish, amphibia, and mammals. 

There are five emphases in MCB:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Upcoming Office Closures 

The MCB Office will be closed during the following times 

Monday/ Thursday/ Friday 1-4pm 

Tuesday 9am-12pm

Wednesday 9am-2pm

MCB Declarations

Declarations will be closing Friday 5/3. If you are planning to declare this semester, please submit your online declaration by Friday. 

Check your APR!  Declared MCB students can now check their requirements on the Academic Progress Report on CalCentral. If you find errors on the major requirements please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/AaYG8QA4xQeYvzY02 and we will review and make updates.



Helpful Links

Declare MCB   Advising Apointments         Study Abroad