This program is offered by the Biomolecular Sciences Department
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.
- 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.
- Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to evaluate, summarize and critique papers from the scientific literature.
- Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to develop a research question and discuss and evaluate approaches to address that question.
- 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.