You’ll study cell composition and function with an eye toward working in the burgeoning field of biotechnology, where you might develop new treatments, medications and detection methods for a range of debilitating illnesses. This multidisciplinary degree also prepares you for doctoral study in fields such as bioengineering, as well as for entrance to medical, dental and veterinary school.
Course work blends advanced biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics and other sub-fields with training in lab techniques and research methods. Experienced faculty teach you the theory and practical skills necessary for employment in hospital research labs, R&D departments and universities.
Our program gives you the flexibility of two distinct paths to graduation. In the traditional thesis track, you carry out significant laboratory research under the guidance of faculty in an on-campus, industrial or hospital lab setting. The second option enables you to take additional course work, culminating in a comprehensive written exam.