Undergraduate Program

“Given the unusual circumstances created by efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will allow courses taken this term (Spring 2020) in the form of Pass/Fail or Credit/D/Fail to be used to satisfy relevant requirements for the MCDB major.” - Douglas Kankel, MCDB DUS  (3/20/2020)

The Undergraduate Major in MCDB

The science of biology is diverse, ranging across the domains of molecules, cells, tissues and organs, organisms, and ecosystems. Moreover, biology explores questions of evolutionary history and the processes of evolutionary change as well as the mechanisms by which cells, organisms, and ecosystems function. Students majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology receive a thorough yet varied liberal education and preparation for professional careers in a diverse array of fields. Practical applications of biology include the development of biologicals and pharmaceuticals, the practice of medicine, and pursuit of the scientific bases for understanding the development and function of biological systems.

Major Overview:

The programs in the MCDB major are designed to enhance a liberal arts education as well as offer excellent preparation for professional and graduate study in the biological sciences and in medicine and other health-related fields. These diagrams provide an overview of the major.

Class of 2020                                                     

Class of 2021 and Beyond

For further information, contact:

Professor Douglas Kankel
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Professor Damon Clark
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Neuroscience
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Crystal Adamchek
Undergraduate Registrar
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

If you would like to be added to the MCDB Undergraduate email list please email mcdb.ureg@yale.edu.