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Prospective Students

The MCB undergraduate curriculum is focused on the fundamental structures, functions, and mechanisms of living organisms. The MCB major provides a solid foundation in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, physiology and structural biology. Our proven program prepares students for various biomedical careers and for medical, dental and graduate schools. MCB is home to most of the pre-med students on the UIUC campus. Our courses include recent scientific discoveries, many of which come from the work of our own faculty members, whom students have the opportunity to work with in both research lab and classroom settings. MCB majors also develop a strong foundation in math and physical sciences making them very marketable in today's job market.