Biomolecular Sciences, M.S.

This program is offered by the Biomolecular Science Department

Program Description

For students desiring advanced knowledge of cell and molecular biology in order to teach or work at doctoral level study, or to pursue a successful scientific career in fields including biomedical science, pharmaceuticals, genetic testing, immunology, and cancer biology. Students gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of biomolecular science from basic connections between molecular properties to major cellular properties including DNA replication and gene regulation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduate students will demonstrate knowledge in Biomolecular science, including an understanding of:
    a) The connection between molecular properties and cellular activities;
    b) The connection between cellular activities and biological responses;
    c) Cellular structure and function, including chemical composition, physiochemical and functional organization of organelles, and basic cellular metabolism;
    d) Major cellular processes, including DNA replication, gene regulation, protein structure and function, cell signaling, and differentiation; and
    e) Contemporary techniques used in cell and molecular biology
  2. Graduate students will evaluate papers from the scientific literature and present oral and written critiques.
  3. Graduate students will develop research questions and the approach they will use to address that question.
  4. Graduate students will do a research project, analyze and evaluate the data generated and present their findings in both an oral and written format.