Molecular Biology

This interdisciplinary major is focused on biology and the physical sciences, and incorporates a significant amount of mathematics. The major is research oriented and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies or medical school as well as careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. For further information, consult with the molecular biology faculty, Professors Armstrong, Edwalds-Gilbert, Tang, or Wiley.

Scripps Faculty

Rita Roberts
Professor of History and Africana Studies

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Damien Sojoyner
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Sheila Walker
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies

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Intercollegiate Faculty

Aitel, Fazia Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Basu, Dipannita Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Bonaparte, Alicia Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College
Daut, Marlene Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Fairchild, Halford Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Harris, Laura Professor of English and World Literature and Africana Studies, Pitzer College
Hurley, Eric Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies, Pomona College
KaMala, KaMala Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pitzer College
Lemelle, Sidney Professor of History and Black Studies and Chair of the History Department, Pomona College
Lytle, Gwendolyn Professor of Music and Resident Artist, Pomona College
Mayes, April Associate Professor of History, Pomona College
Perkins, Linda Associate Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University
Shelton, Marie-Denise Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Smith, Darryl Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College
Wimbush, Vincent Professor of Religion , Claremont Graduate University

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in molecular biology should be able to:

  1. Understand foundational scientific principles and findings in current molecular biology.
  2. Discuss and analyze original scientific research articles in molecular biology.
  3. Interpret data, including identification of control versus experimental samples.
  4. Design controlled experiments to test specific hypotheses.