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MCB Course Restrictions: Spring 2019






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MCB 101

MCB reviews a priority list of students whose major requires this course and allots for those students in need of seats. Other students are permitted to watch for seats to become available to register – No wait list.  



After priority list has been accommodated






MCB 247 Students can only register for this course via a priority list (through their advisor) or our online waitlist Nov. 19 Yes




MCB 301

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Nov. 12





MCB 354

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  





MCB 364

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  

Nov. 12




MCB 408

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  









MCB 450

There is no restriction for this course, but it fills up quickly.  






MCB 458

This course is restricted to MCB and Biochemistry Juniors and Seniors.  






Important Information for Students Pursuing the Chemistry Minor

If you need advanced hours to complete the chemistry minor, you have a variety of classes to choose which should challenge and interest you.

Please note that some course seats such as CHEM 360 are in high demand by chemistry majors and seats may not be available for student’s pursuing the minor. Restricted seats will be opened according to this website.

Students who are needing advanced hours to complete the chemistry minor can choose any of the following courses:

CHEM 312 Inorganic Chemistry credit: 3 Hours.

CHEM 332 Elementary Organic Chem II credit: 4 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 360 Chemistry of the Environment credit: 3 Hours.  Likely will be full before restrictions removed.

CHEM 436 Fundamental Organic Chem II credit: 3 Hours.  

CHEM 440 Physical Chemistry Principles credit: 4 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry I credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 444 Physical Chemistry II credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 450 Astrochemistry credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 474 Drug Discovery & Development credit: 3 Hours. – Never Restricted

CHEM 480 Polymer Chemistry credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

CHEM 482 Polymer Physics credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

CHEM 483 Solid State Structural Anlys credit: 4 Hours.

CHEM 488 Surfaces and Colloids credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The following courses may not be used to complete the minor: CHEM 315 , CHEM 397, CHEM 420, CHEM 445,CHEM 447, CHEM 492, CHEM 494, CHEM 496, CHEM 497 and CHEM 499.

Information on MCB Course Restrictions

MCB 101 – Interested students should watch the course schedule closely for openings.  These will become available sporadically throughout the registration period.

MCB 199, Merit– All seats restricted and managed by Alejandra Stenger.  There are request forms available to fill out at

MCB 247 – Managed via waitlist at  Must be on the waitlist to receive permissions for the course.

MCB 301 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors until November 13.  Restrictions will be removed on November 13.

MCB 354 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors. Restrictions will not be removed.  Non-majors or biology students wanting course should fill out the request form at

MCB 408 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors.  Non-majors interested in taking the course should email Alejandra Stenger ( ) to be placed on a waiting list.

MCB 458 – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors.  Restrictions will not be removed.

MCB 493 FIP– Restricted to MCB and BIOC seniors.  Restrictions will not be removed.  Juniors in MCB and BIOC can email Lori Raetzman for permission (

MCB 493 ECB – Restricted to MCB and BIOC juniors and seniors until November 13.  Restrictions will be removed on November 13.

BIOC 455 – Effective immediately remaining seats will be restricted to juniors and seniors in Biochemistry.  This is to ensure that all biochem students that need the course are able to get it.  If seats remain after November 13 the restrictions will be lifted.

Overview of MCB Course Restrictions and Information

MCB 101: most seats reserved for students on priority lists through their advisor.  There will be 61 unrestricted seats.  Once those are gone students should just watch and wait for openings as we will be opening additional seats as they are available.  All restrictions for this course will be lifted on November 18.

MCB 247: This course is locked down and restricted to students on a priority list from their department or the Career Center and our waiting list, which is posted in the course schedule, until November 18.  After November 18 all restrictions will be removed

MCB 301: restricted to declared MCB & BIOC juniors and seniors until November 14.  Students needing to get into this course should email Renee Alt at to be added to a wait list.

MCB 354: will be restricted to declared MCB & BIOC juniors and seniors.  Any students not fitting into one of the categories can fill out the following form:, for consideration.  Do not email Alejandra, just fill out the form.

MCB 462: once this course is full, students can email the instructors (Martha or Rhanor Gillette) to be placed on a waiting list.

MCB 450: once this course is full students should contact Renee Alt at to be placed on a waiting list.  Please note, non-degree students have to wait until 4th day of class to get authorized for registration and that will only happen if there are still seats remaining in the course.

Students wanting to be considered for an MCB Merit Workshop should use one of the following forms.

MCB 150 (MCB 199): 

MCB 250 (MCB 299 50A): 

MCB 252 (MCB 299 52A):

IB 150 Merit has it’s own lecture this semester.  Students participating in IB 150 Merit should take the AL2 lecture, the AE1 discussion and register for IB 199 to earn the extra credit hour.  Questions about this should be directed to Denise Kendall at

EPSY 220: Career Theory and Practice

Looking for a Social and Behavioral Science general education requirement? In EPSY 220, students create a personalized academic and career plan with the support of their instructor and classmates. Through class discussions, lectures, self-assessments, and exploratory assignments, students are encouraged to consider their academic major and their future career paths. The course emphasizes work towards milestones in students’ career journey, including creating cover letters and resumes, Grounded in several prominent psychological theories of career and adult development, EPSY 220 provides students with an important gateway to the world of work.

Previous students say:

“I honestly think the course should be mandatory for all majors, as it helps prepare students for the workforce and life outside of school.” Senior

“No question the best way to prepare for a career or internship. The skills and knowledge learned in this course are invaluable.” – Senior

If you have any questions, contact Course Coordinator Sarah Rinehart at

New Certificate in Global Health Information Session

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health beginning Fall 2015. The Certificate is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides a credential which demonstrates student competency in the field of global health, including demonstrating social science competencies for medical school admissions. This Certificate is open to all undergraduate students on campus.

This course of study emphasizes:

  • Global health theory and practice
  • Interconnections of poverty, human rights, resources, disasters, migration, displacement, gender, barriers to access and other pressing worldwide issues in Global Health
  • Interdisciplinary course content including core social science disciplines in the liberal arts such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology among others

GLBL 340: Global Health Policy and Governance will be offered this spring. The first course in the sequence, GLBL 240: Global Health, and third course, GLBL 440: Global Health Intervention and Evaluation, will be offered next fall for students interested in pursuing this program.

Interested students should attend an information session on December 7, 2015 at 2pm, held in the Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright, 3rd floor) to learn about the requirements of the Certificate and apply.

More sessions for spring will be announced on their website soon.

Additional details can be found here.

New ALEKS System for Math Placement

Attention students planning to take pre-calculus or calculus in spring 2016:

The Math Department recently announced a new ALEKS system for math placement: ALEKS PPL (placement, preparation, and learning).  This new system includes placement tests and a Learning Module.

Because the ALEKS PPL test is slightly different, there are NEW cutoff scores for math placement.

If you plan to register for one of the math courses below in the Spring 2016 you will need to pay for and take the new ALEKS PPL with the following scores:

Math 115, Preparation for Calculus:

Must earn an ALEKS PPL score of at least 65% on a test taken between Sept. 21, 2015 and January 25, 2016.

Math 220, Calculus

Must earn an ALEKS PPL score of at least 80% on a test taken between Sept. 21, 2015 and January 25, 2016.

For Spring 2016 registration, our ALEKS coordinator has negotiated a one-time special price of $5.  The new system incorporates the Learning Module, which previously cost $35!  We hope students will take advantage of the Learning Module component to hone their algebra skills, not just reach the minimum cutoff to avoid being dropped from the class.

If you have any questions, make sure to make an appointment with an MCB Academic Advisor.

EPSY 203: Social Justice Group Dialogue Courses

EPSY 203: Social Justice Group Dialogue courses are now open for enrollment. These 1 credit hour second 8 week courses provide students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues. May be repeated in the same term to a offering the following dialogue topics: Exploring Gender (Cis & Trans); African/African American; 2 Conservative/Liberal (Political Affiliation) dialogue; Exploring Disability; and US/International Relations: A Global Dialogue. For specific detailed information on the topics please go to:

MATH 220 BioCalculus Section for Spring 2016

The IB and MCB Departments have been working with the Math Department for a few years to generate a course that will be targeted specifically to biology students needing credit for Calculus I. The course instructors, James O’Dwyer (Plant Biology) and Zoi Rapti (Math), have much experience in using calculus to tackle biological questions. They have designed a course that:

  1. Uses biological examples from both biomedical and population perspectives.
  2. Exposes students to model building based on calculus.
  3. Prepares them to go on to Calculus II if they wish.
  4. Has assignments that will be built around students learning how to apply a limited amount of R programming.

One unique section (XL1, 12:00-12:50 MWF) and the accompanying discussion/recitation sections (XD_) are devoted to the BioCalculus section of MATH 220.