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Approved Advanced Courses

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Course # Title/Description Hours ADV LAB SP FA SU Website
MCB 300 Microbiology 3 ADV SP FA Website
MCB 301 Experimental Microbiology 3 ADV LAB SP FA Website
MCB 314 Introduction to Neurobiology
Equivalent to: NEUR 314
3 ADV FA Website
MCB 316 Genetics and Disease
Credit is not given for both MCB 316 and MCB 317
4 ADV FA Website
MCB 317 Genetics and Genomics
Credit is not given for both MCB 316 and MCB 317
4 ADV SP Website
MCB 320 Mechanisms of Human Disease 3 ADV SP Website
MCB 400 Cancer Cell Biology 3 ADV FA Website
MCB 401 Cell & Membrane Physiology 3 ADV FA Website
MCB 402 Sys & Integrative Physiology 3 ADV SP Website
MCB 406 Gene Expression & Regulation
Equivalent to: BIOC 406
3 ADV SP
MCB 408 Immunology 3 ADV SP Website
MCB 410 Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 3 ADV SP Website
MCB 413 Endocrinology 3 ADV FA Website
MCB 419 Brain, Behavior & Info Process
Equivalent to: BIOE 419, BIOP 419, NEUR 419
3 ADV SP Website
MCB 421 Microbial Genetics
Not offered Spring 2018
3 ADV SP Website
MCB 424 Microbial Biochemistry
Offered in spring of even numbered years only.
3 ADV SP
MCB 426 Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 ADV FA Website
MCB 428 Microbial Pathogens Laboratory 2 ADV LAB FA Website
MCB 429 Cellular Microbiology &Disease 3 ADV SP Website
MCB 431 Microbial Physiology
Offered in fall of odd numbered years only.
3 ADV FA Website
MCB 433 Virology & Viral Pathogenesis
Equivalent to: PATH 433
Only approved for students with catalog year prior to Fall 2016.
3 ADV SP
MCB 435 Evolution of Infectious Disease
Not offered Spring 2018
3 ADV SP Website
MCB 436 Global Biosecurity 1 ADV FA
MCB 442 Comparative Immunobiology
Equivalent to: ANSC 450, PATH 410
Offered in spring of even numbered years only.
4 ADV SP
MCB 446 Physical Biochemistry
Equivalent to: BIOC 446, CHEM 472
3 ADV SP Website
MCB 458 Basic Human Pathology 3 ADV SP
MCB 461 Cell & Molecular Neuroscience
Equivalent to: NEUR 461
3 ADV FA
MCB 462 Integrative Neuroscience
Equivalent to: NEUR 462
3 ADV SP
MCB 465 Human Metabolic Disease 3 ADV SP
MCB 471 Cell Structure and Dynamics 3 ADV FA
MCB 480 Eukaryotic Cell Signaling 2 ADV SP Website
MCB 493 Special Topics Mol Cell Biol
There are specific sections of MCB 493 (e.g. ECB, FIP, GGA) that count towards advanced MCB hours, but some will not. Please consult an advisor to confirm. Only section ECB will count as an advanced lab.
1 to 4 ADV LAB SP FA
BIOC 406 Gene Expression & Regulation
Equivalent to: MCB 406
3 ADV SP
BIOC 440 Physical Chemistry Principles
Equivalent to: CHEM 440B
Only Section B is approved as an advanced MCB course.
4 ADV FA Website
BIOC 446 Physical Biochemistry
Equivalent to: CHEM 472, MCB 446
3 ADV SP Website
BIOC 455 Technqs Biochem & Biotech 4 ADV LAB SP Website
BIOP 401 Introduction to Biophysics 3 or 4 ADV FA
BIOP 419 Brain, Behavior & Info Process
Equivalent to: MCB 419, BIOE 419, NEUR 419
3 ADV SP
NEUR 314 Introduction to Neurobiology
Equivalent to: MCB 314
3 ADV FA
NEUR 403 Memory and Amnesia
Equivalent to: PSYC 403
Only approved for students with catalog year prior to Fall 2016.
3 or 4 ADV FA
NEUR 413 Psychopharmacology
Equivalent to: PSYC 413
3 or 4 ADV SP
NEUR 414 Brain, Learning, and Memory 3 or 4 ADV FA
NEUR 419 Brain, Behavior & Info Process
Equivalent to: MCB 419, BIOE 419, BIOP 419
3 ADV SP