Undergraduate Program

MCB Advising will be fully remote until further notice (determined by campus and county recommendations). Major advising will still be conducted through Google Hangouts/Zoom.

See Updates on our google doc.

Continue to schedule your appointments on CalCentral and the advisor will create a virtual meeting link and add it to the calendar event.

MCB Peer advising will be conducted entirely through Google Hangouts at mcbpaws@berkeley.edu and Facebook Messenger (Will return when Fall classes start).

For Faculty Advising, please check the faculty advising page for updated information on availability.

The undergraduate major in Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) focuses on the study of molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, cell physiology, cell anatomy, immunology, and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks, to fish, amphibia, and mammals. 

There are five emphases in MCB:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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