Molecular Biosciences, BAS
Molecular biosciences is an important part of modern medical and biological research. This degree will allow you to develop skills necessary in disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, forensics, pharmacology, and environmental science. Successful graduates will have a thorough understanding of the scientific disciplines underpinning molecular biosciences, as well as extensive laboratory experience using state-of-the-art equipment. The program also confers the business skills needed to manage a project for a lab or study.
A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.
Courses & Requirements
The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.
- Modern Genetics
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Patents for Scientists and Engineers
Points of Pride
Essentials for Further Learning
The degree fulfills the prerequisites for many professional schools, including pre-med, pharmacy, veterinary, or graduate degrees in science-related fields.
Gain Real Experience
Engage in hands-on research in modern laboratories.
Value and Opportunity
Program is an affordable pathway to careers in laboratory science and research.
- Program Chair
Jacqui Drak received her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. Her research work has encompassed many different topics, including the structure of the SV40 virus capsid, the properties of bent DNA, and the mechanism of action for drugs used in chemotherapy.
Jacqueline Gapinski received her Ph. D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a post doc in a molecular genetics lab at the National Institutes of Health, using the transparent worm called C. elegans as a model organism to study centrosome duplication.
Bernie Greenspan holds a BA in physics from Clark University and an MS and Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He’s held key R&D positions at life science, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies. An inventor on 11 issued U.S. patents, he is a registered patent agent at the USPTO.