The Cell & Molecular Biology emphasis is for students pursuing careers in biotechnology, graduate programs in laboratory biology and professional school in most health fields, including medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and physician assistantships.
All of the biology emphases are built upon a broad training in the core competnecies of the life sciencesk including evolution, cell theory, genetics, metabolism and ecological components and systems. Students who choose the Cell & Molecular Biology emphasis will deepen their understanding of biological concepts at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels.
The specific courses that a student takes are determined with an advisor to best fit that student's post-graduation goals. Through these courses, students are transformed into scientists as they learn to think critically, to collaborate with each other and with scientists in other disciplines and to gather and analyze data quantitatively, all while carrying out the scientific process.
By the time they graduate, these newly-minted scientists will also appreciate the relationship betwen science and society, and will be able to communicate their findings both orally and in written form to the appropriate audiences.
Cell & Molecular Biology graduates find careers in the biotechnology industry, in hospitals, in higher education and in other related industries, where their training in rigorous analysis and critical thinking are valued and desired.
Graduates may continue their studies in professional and graduate schools, studying cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, immunology, genetics, molecular genetics and related fields.
This emphasis within the Biology program is also one of the best options to prepare students for entry into medical, dental, physician assistant, veterinary and pharmacy school.
Want to learn more?
If you're interested in more information, please call or email the contact below and ask to learn more about the Cell & Molecular Biology program.
Shan Hays, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology