Cell and Molecular Biology, Major (0167)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0167

Previous Code: M4007.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

New discoveries in cell and molecular biology can translate into viable products in emerging biotech industries. This major will equip business students with knowledge and skills in fundamental biology and chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology which will assist them in turning new findings in cell and molecular biology into productive business ventures. As knowledge and technologies expand in this area, the ability to read, critique and evaluate emerging research will be an important asset.


Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Sebastian Holmes
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Sebastian Holmes
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Sebastian Holmes

Major Structure

Students must complete 8 subjects as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1
CHEM 1008Introductory Chemistry10
BIOS 1012Cell Biology10
CHEM 1005Essential Chemistry 210
Level 2
BIOS 2014Functional Proteins and Genes10
Select one of the following:10
Molecular Biology
Level 3
Select three of the following:30
Molecular Medicine
Genes, Genomics and Human Health
Advanced Immunology
Advanced Cell Biology
Total Credit Points80

Equivalent Subjects

The subject listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed this subject in 2019 or earlier.

BIOS 2020 Immunology, replaced by NATS 2036 Immunology