Academic Options

Bellevue College offers academic options designed to meet the needs of students interested in molecular biosciences, whether you’re looking to apply to entry level research positions with an associates degree, become a more competitive applicant for other research and clinical positions by earning a bachelor’s degree, or prepare for a professional program or graduate education to pursue more specific education and career goals.

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Step 1: Associate degree or equivalent coursework

This two-year AAS-T degree offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students build skills for laboratory technician positions in a variety of environments, including bioscience research labs and chemical research labs. Typical job titles include research associate I, biological technician, chemical technician, and laboratory technician.

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Step 2: Bachelor’s Degree

The Molecular Biosciences Bachelor of Applied Science degree prepares students with a solid scientific background of applied laboratory skills, critical thinking skills through discussion of scientific research and seminars, and project management and general business skills for laboratory settings. This field provides the foundation needed to work in a variety of disciplines including pharmacology, medicine, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, forensics, and food chemistry.

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Step 3: Advanced Degree

Graduates of the Molecular Biosciences can go on to earn advanced degrees. Bellevue College has an articulation agreement with Northeastern University. Students who graduate with a BAS in Molecular Biosciences with at least a 3.2 GPA will be eligible to apply* to the Northeastern University College of Science Masters in Science in Biotechnology program. The application fee, personal statement, and letters of recommendation application requirements will be waived. *Admission to the masters program at Northeastern University is not guaranteed.

Last Updated October 8, 2020