Molecular Biology/Biotechnology

The Molecular Biology/Biotechnology concentration allows students to concentrate in molecular and cellular biology while obtaining a broad background in biology and in the liberal arts.

Why Study This Program?

The Molecular Biology/Biotechnology Option within the biology department focuses on the cellular level of biology and genetics. It is designed to prepare students both for careers in the fast-growing industry associated with molecular biology and for admission into graduate and professional schools. This program allows students to concentrate in molecular and cellular biology while obtaining a broad background in biology and in the liberal arts.

What Will You Learn?

The Biology Department's philosophy is that undergraduates should first be competent biologists and then specialists within their area of particular interest. The Molecular Biology/Biotechnology Option allows students to concentrate in molecular and cellular biology while obtaining a broad background in biology and in the liberal arts, which will ensure their success regardless of what they pursue as a career. The curriculum is designed to be rigorous and challenging.

Students in the Molecular Biology Option complete advanced courses in biochemistry and in molecular and cellular techniques. Many students take advantage of opportunities to complete independent research projects in genetics, developmental biology, virology, cell and molecular biology, or endocrinology.