Biological scientists are highly sought after by hospitals, clinics, industry, academia, and federal, state, and local governments. They also enjoy opportunities in almost all areas of biology, including medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental science, and more.
In the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Molecular Biology program students perfect laboratory skills and experimental techniques in on-campus labs while progressively building an academic foundation through:
- Science and math coursework
- Genetics and chemistry coursework
- Medical and molecular biology electives
The program also serves as a vehicle to certificate programs in the clinical sciences and employment as a:
- Biotechnology research associate
- Medical technologist
- Cytogenetic technologist
- Diagnostic molecular scientist
The curriculum design provides a broad foundation in the sciences and a wide variety of liberal arts courses that are integrated throughout the program. Major requirements in biology include medical microbiology and molecular biology in the second year; biochemistry, genetics, three molecular and cellular biology electives, and three medical biology electives in the third and fourth years; and two fourth-year courses (Experimental Techniques and Science Communication) that develop advanced laboratory skills and provide a synthetic, capstone experience. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research opportunities at the University or in research/clinical laboratories in the local area.
To remain in good academic standing in the BS in Medical and Molecular Biology program, students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 GPA in BIO and CHE courses. To meet the residency requirement for the BS in Medical and Molecular Biology, students must complete at least 63 s.h. at the University.
Many students enroll in this program to build a foundation in biology, before moving on to careers in clinical laboratory science, pathology, forensic science, histotechnology, and various branches of medical science. We welcome these students as well as those who might be considering one of the following fields where the University has established specific agreements with professional and graduate programs in the United States.
Professional Pathway Options
- Clinical Laboratory Science (BS/Certificate - with New York
- Pathologist Assistant (BS/MS PathA - with Drexel University)
- Forensic Science (BS/MS - with Drexel University)
- Histotechnology (BS/MS - with Drexel University)
- Podiatric Medicine (BS/DPM - with Temple University)