Biomolecular Sciences, BS

This program is offered by the Biomolecular Sciences Department

Program Description

Student-centered research is a foundation of CCSU's Biomolecular Sciences program. Coursework focuses on molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and physiology and integrates the theory and practice of molecular biological research. A variety of modern research lab equipment enriches class instruction and supports independent student research.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge in Biomolecular science, including an understanding of:
    - The relationship between the properties of macromolecules and cellular activities,
    - The relationship between cellular activities and biological responses,
    - Cell metabolism, chemical composition, physiochemical and functional organization of organelles,
    - Gene replication, expression, regulation and mutation,
    - Cell signaling, trafficking and differentiation, and
    - Contemporary approaches and techniques used in modern cell and molecular biology.
  2. Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to evaluate, summarize and critique papers from the scientific literature.
  3. Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to develop a research question and discuss and evaluate approaches to address that question.
  4. Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to design and conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty member, including data collection, evaluation, and presentation in an oral or written format.