Sophomores declaring a molecular biology major

The MOL Sophomore Open House presentation can be found here.

For undergraduate courses, the department has returned to its normal grading policy. All prerequisites, departmentals, and independent work must be done on a graded basis (NO PDF). 

The 2021 concentration declaration period is March 25-April 11. If you plan to major in Molecular Biology, there are two steps you must take before you can meet with a MOL Academic Adviser for course advising. It doesn't matter in which order you complete these two steps:

1) Declare MOL as your concentration in Tigerhub. The following day you will have access to the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF). The Office of the Registrar will email you a link through which you can take care of this step.

2) Declare your concentration to our department so that we can assign an Academic Adviser to you. Click here to fill out a short form. The MOL Undergraduate Administrator will generally email you your Academic Adviser assignment within a day after you complete this step. You will receive information on how to contact your Academic Adviser remotely, using the Web Appointment Scheduling Engine (WASE) or another platform. Be sure to submit your completed Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) in TigerHub before meeting with the Academic Adviser.

Junior Tutorials

Each MOL junior will be enrolled in a Junior Tutorial. In the Fall, Junior Tutorials, led by postdoctoral instructors, are held once a week for 1.5 hours and are broken into two segments, each with a distinct topic area. At the end of each 4-week segment, students write a short critique of a relevant research paper assigned by the instructor. [Please note that Junior Tutorials are not considered courses and do not count toward satisfying departmental course requirements. However, they are a moderate time commitment and are a requirement of the degree.] 

In May, concentrators in the MOL Class of 2023 will receive an email with instructions on how to designate their Junior Tutorial preferences. More information on Junior Tutorials here.

Email addresses for MOL Academic Advisers:

Dr. Rebecca Burdine, (on leave Spring 2021)

Dr. Fred Hughson,

Dr. Jodi Schottenfeld-Roames,

Dr. Tom Silhavy, 

Dr. Jared Toettcher,


Katie Pyott,