Genetics and Cell Biology

College of Veterinary Medicine

School of Molecular Biosciences

Based in the science of heredity, this program teaches you molecular approaches to investigate how genes determine physical traits, such as disease susceptibility and inherited disorders.


  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Minor


  • STARS program helps you get an early start on a Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology,  microbiology, or neuroscience. 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty in fields like DNA repair, molecular plant sciences, and reproductive biology 
  • Owen Science and Engineering Library, the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Join a math, science, and engineering residence hall, where you can study with your neighbors, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab 


Molecular Biology focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of living cells through approaches from chemistry, physics, and biology.


With a Genetics and Cell Biology degree, you can work in:  

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries 
  • Agricultural and food industries 
  • Private or governmental laboratories 
  • Research and development 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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