Medical and Molecular Biology (BS)

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

Prepare for advanced studies that lead to careers in laboratory sciences, biotechnology, research and development, biology, medicine, and other health professions.

Classroom and Laboratory Training Combined with Real-World Experience

Located at our campus in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area—a global center for health- and life-science research, education, and care—this full-time, four-year program gives you the opportunity to explore many fields and develop your talents. Here, you’ll work alongside experts in advanced laboratories to perfect your skills and techniques while progressively building an academic foundation in the sciences, liberal arts, and medical and molecular biology. You will graduate with the experience—and confidence—to begin your career or advance your education at the graduate level.

Your Four-Year Journey

  • build a broad knowledge base in biology and chemistry with a full year of lab work
  • begin developing analytical and research skills
  • complement your scientific knowledge with the studies in math, sociology, writing

Second-Year Experience

  • continue developing laboratory-based skills in conjunction with studies in molecular biology, medical microbiology, and organic chemistry
  • explore opportunities for research internships in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area

Third-Year Experience

  • gain an understanding of the interpersonal communication skills necessary to succeed as a healthcare professional
  • broaden your scientific expertise in cellular biochemistry and genetics
  • dive deeper into biological science topics that complement your career goals such as genetics, cellular biochemistry, cancer biology, and infectious diseases
  • continue to participate in research opportunities in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area

Fourth-Year Experience

  • hone your ability to communicate about biological sciences with diverse patients and healthcare professionals
  • refine oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting research findings
  • continue with advanced electives in biology to hone your knowledge and skills in medical biology or molecular/cellular biology

MCPHS Student Profile: Medical & Molecular Biology

Meet Hieu Tran, a medical and molecular biology student, and hear what he loves about the program and MCPHS.
MCPHS students collaborating in lab

Doing Well While Doing Good

Professional success and personal satisfaction go hand-in-hand for MCPHS graduates in Chemical and Biological Sciences.

TEDxMCPHS founder demonstrates the power of “yes”

Award-winning undergraduate Jolie Hoang, BS, Medical and Molecular Biology, ’21 embraced leadership and research opportunities to achieve personal and academic breakthroughs.

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$95k average salary

Medical scientist compensation reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2021.

Listen to your gut

Women Accelerators President Stephanie Skouras, MS, BS ’18, Medical and Molecular Biology, promotes leadership opportunities for women in the workplace while pursuing her passion for immunology as an associate scientist at Kymera Therapeutics—and as a TEDxMCPHS contributor.

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Collage of hands holding beakers and test tubes.

$630k Grant Will Accelerate Life Sciences Initiatives at MCPHS

The $630,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will support cutting-edge lab equipment and help expand MCPHS life-sciences programs.