Cell and Molecular Biology Minor

Explore the world through a microscopic lens and study life in some of its smallest forms. Analyze data, reflect on scientific discoveries, and learn how to understand organisms through life’s building block: the cell.

Professor Abigail Cahill teaching in a classroom.

Why Study Cell and Molecular Biology at Albion?

Our professors encourage students to not just understand the material but to ask the “why?” behind it. As a cell and molecular biology minor, you’ll be introduced to new scientific and research methods that will deepen your understanding of the world around you. 

You’ll learn through lectures that challenge you, gain hands-on experience in our laboratory courses, and formulate and test hypotheses through course projects and independent research.

What Will You Learn as a Cell and Molecular Biology Minor?

You’ll master the fundamentals of biology at the molecular, cellular, and ecological levels so you can clearly articulate these core concepts.

You’ll learn how to apply the scientific method to relevant questions faced in the field of biology.

You’ll grow in your ability to interpret scientific data and be able to present your findings and arguments orally and in writing.

You’ll learn the key concepts of the cell system, discover how they interact with our human anatomy, and study the effects in our everyday experiences.

Ola Olapade

I decide I want to do something and I know there’s support here at Albion College. That doesn’t happen at every school. That drives me as well. I love what I’m doing and this is a good place for me.

Ola Olapade
Professor of Biology