Biology 363 An illustration of a molecule.

Molecular Biology

  • Course ID: BIOL 363
  • Subject: Biological Sciences

This molecular biology course will explore the interface between genetics and biochemistry. Students will delve into the concepts underlying how biomolecules interact in various parts of the cell, focusing heavily on DNA replication, transcription, and translation. In this course, students will engage in a detailed study of varied aspects of molecular biology and will demonstrate their understanding of techniques such as molecular cloning, macromolecule blotting, and polymerase chain reaction, which are commonly used in research.

Note: For successful completion of this course, it is recommended that students have completed Biology I, Biology II, and Organic Chemistry I.

Courses Include

  • illustration of a person talking. Lectures
  • illustration of a beaker. Labs
Labs fall into three categories: at-home labs, laboratory kits and virtual labs. At-home labs use commonly found household items or things that can easily be purchased and come with a set of instructions on how to complete the lab. Laboratory kits are very similar to at home-labs – items and directions required to complete the lab are sent directly to you via the purchase of a lab kit. Virtual labs use in-house designed simulations which walk you through any experiment and will ask you lab-related questions. All labs may require a video of you performing the lab and/or a completed lab report.

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How This Course Works

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You'll be able to view course materials at the start of term.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Complete labs virtually or in your own home.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

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