Prospective Concentrators Classes of '23 and '24 First-Years and Sophomores should visit this page for additional information about signing into Molecular Biology. The undergraduate program in Molecular Biology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to explore the central questions of 21st century biology. Our distinguished faculty are fully engaged in teaching and cutting-edge research on topics ranging from molecules to genomes. A cohesive core curriculum and a diversity of elective courses deliver a strong foundation in modern experimental biology. The capstone of a Princeton education is the senior thesis , when students consolidate their learning in a piece of original scholarship.
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Each summer, the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics provide intensive laboratory research experiences to a select group of Princeton undergraduates. Each student joins a world-class research group—headed by a Faculty member and carries out an original research project. Participants are immersed in a culture of close collaboration with other undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and thereby experience first-hand what it is like to be a scientist. Contact Us Calendar Website Feedback. Jump to Navigation. Students Eligible:. Class Years Eligible:.
Graduate students must complete four core courses. By the end of the second year, students must have completed four courses, achieving a B or better average, including passing all rotations. Students may take additional elective courses that are closely related to their research topic. During the first year of graduate study, students actively carry out research with different faculty investigators and learn about their experimental strategies and approaches.
Jump to main content. At Princeton, courses in the biological sciences are offered in two departments. Students with interests in molecular, cellular, and developmental processes should enroll in the Department of Molecular Biology. Those with an evolutionary orientation and interest in organismal, population, and community processes should enroll in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Students considering a concentration in molecular biology are encouraged to attend a departmental sophomore open house that is held in the spring term to introduce them to the departmental requirements, courses, faculty, and research topics.