Bachelor Programs in Molecular Sciences

Compare 8 Bachelor Programs in Molecular Sciences

Molecular Sciences

Molecules and their interactions with their environments are the basis of life. Many complex chemical processes play an important role, not only in biology or in medical research, but they are also linked to emerging technologies and modern research areas, such as the fields of energy generation or storage. A Bachelor in Molecular Science can put your on a rewarding and exciting career path with opportunities for advancement, career growth, and further academic pursuits.

Common to the Bachelor in Molecular Science programs are the molecular aspects which provide a unique characteristic but it also helps in distinguishing it from basic studies in biology and materials sciences. Programs are structured differently, but generally, students pursuing a Bachelor in Molecular Science specialize in areas such a molecular life science or molecular nano science. Students from Bachelor in Molecular Science programs are employed around the world in a myriad of fields. Some common ones include research and development, academia, healthcare, not-for-profits, biotechnology firms and others.

Take a look through the Bachelor in Molecular Science programs below to learn more. You may find the next step toward your academic and professional goals!

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Bachelor in Biology (1st two years)

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters January 2017 USA San Mateo

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Sciences. The Field Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. In order to succeed in biology, students should be passionate about the natural world and demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills. Biology at Skyline College While taking biology classes at Skyline College, students can expect to learn proper scientific reporting techniques and a thorough understanding of the scientific method, and they will use biological study, observation and experimentation to test hypotheses and analyze results. Biology classes also fulfill General Education requirements for a variety of majors. The college also offers Environmental Science classes that provide a strong interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Environmental science brings together the disciplines of biological, physical and earth sciences to address the impact of humans on ecological systems. While Skyline College does not currently offer an Associate Degree in Biology specifically, students can earn degrees in Biotechnology or Natural Science that can help you create a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution. Career Outlook The applications for a course of study in Biology, or a degree in Biotechnology or Natural Science, include a variety of careers in the sciences in both private and public industry. Many jobs in biology or the natural sciences require a Ph.D.; taking biology classes or pursuing a Biotechnology or Natural Science degree at Skyline College is a good launching point for pursuing further education at a four-year college or university. Biologists spend much of their time working in offices and conducting research in laboratories. Most biologists work full time. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Biological Scientists in California make an average of $83,910 per year. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the program students will be able to: General Education Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the ability to use appropriate models to solve problems. Apply the knowledge of biological science to distinguish between observations, inferences, relationships, and testimonials under investigation. Demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to assess personal and environmental health. Use the scientific knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship. Honors Discuss and understand one area of biological science (e.g., marine mammals; emerging infectious disease) Majors Demonstrate understanding of how the major groups of living organisms are related to each other and of their adaptations for survival. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts in cell biology, and the experimental approaches taken to address them. Write clear and well-argued descriptions of topics in biological sciences, based on the course material and articles. Master laboratory techniques including microscopy, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. Design, perform and analyze experiments in biology. Continue with upper division coursework in Biology. Allied Health Use aseptic technique in clinical and laboratory environments. Discuss and understand the role of microorganisms in healthy individuals and in infectious diseases. Demonstrate understanding of the structure of the human body. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of the organ systems of the human body. Apply the concept of homeostasis to basic principles in medicine. Discuss and understand the principles of cellular metabolism, molecular genetics, and immunology. Please note that the majority/all of the programs are available at all of our three Colleges. [-]

Bachelor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Nevada, Reno
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Reno

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. [+]

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. The biochemistry program prepares students for competitive and rewarding careers in science, medicine or research. The biochemistry major places a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, making graduates of the biochemistry program well prepared for the job market. Biochemistry provides an excellent background for biotechnology research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, veterinary medicine and education. Related Degrees and Programs Biochemistry, Minor [-]

Bachelor's in Chemistry

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg Lancaster + 1 more

EMU’s chemistry and biochemistry programs provide a solid foundation in four major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Sciences. Chemistry Program at EMU EMU’s chemistry and biochemistry programs provide a solid foundation in four major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. Examples of research projects of chemistry students and faculty at EMU are varied but have two things in common: creation care and chemistry for the common good. Students who work on a project for more than one summer typically see it through to completion and share their findings in scientific journals. Over the past 10 years, more than 90% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school, compared to the national average of 49%. Globally aware scientists Our small Christian liberal arts college educates students to serve and lead in a global context, emphasizing sustainability, peacebuilding and community. All EMU students participate in cross-cultural study, whether it be a semester abroad, a three-week summer experience, or a internship through our Washington Community Scholars’ Center in D.C. Global awareness is critical to success in business, medical practice, and industry. EMU’s mission includes training scientists for work in missions, public or community health, medical care, and education in developing countries and underserved areas in North America. State-of-the-art equipment The chemistry department offers a wide selection of current instrumentation, including: Atomic Absorption Spectrocopy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Gas-Liquid Chromatography Infrared Spectroscopy (Fourier Transform) (FTIR) Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Fluorescence Spectroscopy Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy Programs Chemistry Major EMU’s chemistry curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the major areas of chemistry – organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry. An additional aim is to provide the opportunity for research experience for the student majoring in chemistry. Thus, EMU chemistry provides a broad chemical background suitable for entry into a wide variety of career options- from industrial plastics chemist to pharmaceutical technician- and a solid preparation for study at the graduate level in chemistry, biochemistry, or related area. Chemistry Education Secondary science educators are some of the most sought-after professionals on the job market today. EMU’s program in chemistry with secondary education licensure prepares students to be both well-prepared chemists, and outstanding educators. EMU’s department of education is highly respected as one of the top in the state. Students in this program take all the requirements needed for the regular chemistry major, and also take several classes in education. In their senior year, students do a full semester of student teaching in one of the nearby school districts. Biochemistry Some of the most dramatic scientific advances in recent years have been in our understanding of the biochemistry of living organisms. For instance, the phenomenal advances in molecular biology have opened door to a wide range of biomedical and agricultural applications that were not imagined several decades ago, while at the same time presenting a range of bioethical concerns. The departments of chemistry and biology cooperate in offering students the option of concentrating their studies on this dynamic field by majoring in biochemistry. This rigorous program is geared towards giving students a fundamental knowledge in the molecular basis of biological processes. Students take coursework involving a combination of chemistry and biology courses, culminating in a two-semester advanced biochemistry series, and including a research laboratory experience. Recent graduates of EMU’s biochemistry program are enrolled in medical schools or in graduate programs, or are working in the pharmaceutical industry. Career Opportunities EMU provides a broad background for the wide variety of career options open to the chemistry or biochemistry major and a solid preparation for study at the graduate level. EMU chemistry and biochemistry graduates are now involved in a variety of activities: Neurochemistry research Teaching college science Opening a medical practice Community health worker in Central America Pharmaceutical manufacturing Environmental quality control Malaria research in Tanzania Biotechnology Students who are interested in chemistry and a career in healthcare can major in either chemistry or biochemistry and enroll in the pre-professional health sciences program. A major in chemistry or biochemistry can launch your career in many directions. While some of these career possibilities also require graduate study, many are immediately available after graduating from EMU. [-]

Bachelor in Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Bachelor in Life Sciences program at HAN University of Applied Sciences is a hands-on four-year Bachelor course that is taught in English. During your studies, you gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. So when you graduate, you are well prepared for the job market. [+]

Bachelor in Life Sciences The medical and pharmaceutical industry is constantly looking for new ways to prevent and cure diseases. Plant development companies try to develop new ways to optimise the growth and production of crops. Environmental companies look for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Dedicated professionals working in laboratories all over the world are at the heart of this research. Become one of them by studying Life Sciences at HAN! Course Start September 2017 Course overview Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences is a hands-on four-year Bachelors course that is taught in English. During your studies, you gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. So when you graduate, you are well prepared for the job market. Life Sciences is the international and English-language equivalent of the Biology stream within the Dutch Bachelors course Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek (Biology and Medical Laboratory Research). Except for the language of instruction, the two courses are identical in terms of both content and level. Orientation The 1st year offers an orientation to the life sciences: you learn about fundamental theories and lab techniques. You apply your new knowledge in small group projects dealing with problems from the field of life sciences. These projects help you to develop your problem-solving and communication skills. They also give you insight into current issues that are relevant to professional practice. Increasing independence Over the next three years, as you broaden your knowledge and sharpen your analytical skills, you will learn with increasing independence. You will participate in projects with an increasing level of complexity. You also complete a work placement, an elective module and an independent graduation assignment. The assignment involves planning and conducting your own experiments. You then present your results in a professional manner, for example, in a final report to your project advisers or in a presentation. Subjects in the Life Sciences course Molecular Biology Molecular Genetics Cell Biology Microbiology Immunology Virology Bioinformatics Molecular Plant Biology Carcinogenesis Immunology Physiology of Plants and Animals Communication Skills (written and oral) Research Skills Academic year The academic year starts in September and ends in June. It is spread over 42 weeks and is divided into two semesters and each semester is divided into two terms. You take exams, write reports and give presentations at the end of each term. Your instructors will evaluate your work each semester and advise you on your progress. They will also coach you so that you can achieve the best results possible. Academic Progress Students can obtain a maximum of 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) per academic year. After the first year students must have gained 37.5 ECTS in order not to get a Binding Negative Study Advice (BNSA). A BNSA means that you cannot continue your studies in your Bachelor course anymore. HAN is required to report to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) on the BNSA of the students holding a residence permit for study purposes. This has consequences for your residence permit. Career opportunities As a Life Sciences graduate, you will have countless employers to choose from, including health care providers and commercial enterprises. Many of our Life Sciences graduates work in molecular biology research labs, for example. You can also choose to continue your studies. HAN's Life Sciences graduates often go on to successfully complete Masters degree courses. Diploma Supplement A candidate who is awarded a diploma on completion of the final assessment, will receive an English-language Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is set up in accordance with the format determined by HAN's Governing Board and with the additional regulations determined by the Board of Examiners and/or faculty management. A Diploma Supplement includes the name and signature of the president of the Board of Examiners and an official HAN University of Applied Sciences stamp. The Board of Examiners ensures that a copy of the Diploma Supplement is filed and kept indefinitely. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the 1st year of the Life Sciences Bachelors course with one of the following certificates of secondary education: HAVO, old profiles NT with English, or NG with English HAVO, new profiles NT, with English, or NG with English VWO*, old profiles NT with English, NG with English VWO*, new profiles NT with English, NG with English International Baccalaureate Abitur* Fachhochschulereife Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) – (Indonesia) General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-A level) You may also be admitted with a comparable certificate (see below). *Students with a VWO or Abitur certificate with sufficient marks in biology, chemistry and mathematics may be admitted to a special three-year Bachelors course. Comparable secondary certificate If you do not have one of the certificates specified above, our enrolment office must approve your previous education and training. You should have a certificate at secondary level showing good grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Fluency in English A sufficient level of fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission to this course, for example: An IELTS score of at least 6.0 or A TOEFL score of at least 79-80 (Internet based), 213 (computer based) or A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency of English (CPE) Please note: You may be invited to a Skype interview as part of your admission process. If you take a TOEFL test, you can ask ETS TOEFL to send us your score directly by using the HAN University of Applied Sciences code: 7832. [-]

Licence Frontières du Vivant

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

The undergraduate program “Frontiers in Life Science” was created in 2011 as interdisciplinary life science program, based on innovative pedagogical methods and learning through research. It received the MCE Awards for “innovative pedagogy” [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Sciences. A new bachelor program at Paris Descartes The bachelor program Frontiers in Life Science at the University Paris Descartes welcomed its first class of students in September 2011, to learn in a unique and exceptional environment, with interdisciplinary approaches to science and innovative pedagogy. Quoted by the newspaper Le Monde, Research and The Ministry of higher education and research (video) the FDV bachelor is having a successful growth and will increase its number of students to meet the demands.” An interdisciplinary scientific bachelor program The “Frontiers in Life Science” program offers a general interdisciplinary science training. Its first aim is to provide students with a strong science culture in several disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, philosophy of science) with balanced workload between all of these diverse disciplines. In addition to a vast scientific background, the students develop their individual profiles through career counseling and choices of projects and internships, and prepare themselves for future studies. Learning through research The “Frontiers in Life Science” program leaves plenty of room for project-based learning and exploration of various professional backgrounds (laboratories, private companies, associations …) Over the period of three years, students are expected to take more and more responsibilities and autonomy in their projects. Learning through research methodology allows students to gain skills such as : Critical thinking Creativity and development of new tools Organizing and analyzing information Teamwork and leadership Visual and verbal communication ( text, web page, videos …) Our goal is to dedicate as much time and energy to development of skills, as to the acquisition of knowledge. Each year, several weeks are devoted to immersion in the world of research (laboratory training), a reflection on science communities and study of interdisciplinary approaches. Through several intensive courses, students have the opportunity to experience a different learning environment and focus on emerging perspectives. During their first year, students will have completed : One week of initiation to research with many group activities and collaboration, discovering the steps of scientific inquiry and experimental approaches. A short internship within the course « Professional development and career planning » One week intensive interdisciplinary course, focused on hands-on activities (experiments and modeling), and ending with a one-day research project. An optional longer internship at the end of second semester During their second year, students will have completed : Two weeks of project-based learning where each student conducts its own research project, from the initial development of the idea, over experimental design and data acquisition, to data analysis and presentation of results. A group research project during the second semester, where students develop their teamwork and leadership skills, learn to manage time and expenses, critically analyze their data and present their results in a scientific manner Personalized education Students from the “Frontiers in Life Science” program benefit from the advantage to study in a small group (20-30 students per class) and a personalized support. In addition to teachers, students are supervised by tutors. These tutors are Master or PhD students, but also professionals with a scientific training, which help the students in choosing their future careers and advise them on emerging opportunities or alert them if specific skills need to be developed. Support and perspectives The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller supports the “Frontiers in Life Science” program and its innovative educational activities. The generous support allows us to host the students, their supervisors and visiting professors in the heart of Paris, at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI). Physical space of the CRI is dedicated and organized in a way to maximize the exchanges between disciplines and students and researchers of all levels. The “Frontiers in Life Science” program is a pilot project of the University Paris Descartes, an original program within the Center for Research and Higher Education (PRES) Sorbonne Paris Cité. We hope this pilot project will serve as a model for future university programs wishing to implement innovative approaches. PROGRAM SCIENTIFIC CONTENT Bachelor program “Frontiers in Life Science” should not be seen as a degree program in biology, but as an interdisciplinary training for students who are curious about science in general. Even though the living world is at the heart of the studied systems, the teaching is balanced between biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. ORGANIZATION OF SEMESTERS In the first year, the two weeks of immersion enable the students to familiarize themselves with the program, to get to know the teaching staff and other students. The choice of learning topics is fixed, so that all students obtain the basic knowledge from the main core, including the basics of mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology and science methodology and philosophy. In the second year, students have more flexibility in choosing the subjects according to their interests, and project-based learning becomes more important. Just as in the first year, learning is organized around themes and approached in an interdisciplinary manner. The last year of studies is not a classical specialization year: we offer the students a possibility to explore new interests or deepen their existing interests through a semester of studies in a French or foreign partner institution, and through a semester-long internship. To prepare their third year, the students are offered help with career choice options, their scientific interests, and guided through the admission process in our partner institutions. During the third year, students have regular progress reports, where they discuss their projects with their peers, in person and via teleconferencing if they are abroad. The third year ends with a final get-together, where each student presents their experience in front of their peers and teachers. Semester 1/ Observing and describing life, matter, motion Semester 2/ Stability and change in living systems Semester 3/ Living world and bio-inspired systems Semester 4/ Interactions and communication Semester 5/ Specialization (in a partner institution) Semester 6/ Practice ( pre-placement orientation, internship, restitution) [-]

Bachelor in Human Biology

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Green Bay + 1 more

Laboratory courses are critical part of a Human Biology major. There is a difference between studying science and doing science. Lecture courses guide in the study of science. Laboratory courses build on knowledge to produce know-how and prepare students to do science. Research projects have students do science. Lecture, lab, and research are important components of a Human Biology major. [+]

Laboratory courses are critical part of a Human Biology major. There is a difference between studying science and doing science. Lecture courses guide in the study of science. Laboratory courses build on knowledge to produce know-how and prepare students to do science. Research projects have students do science. Lecture, lab, and research are important components of a Human Biology major. Overview The Human Biology Program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor. Our goal is provide students with a curriculum that facilitates an understanding of the human organism from biological, medical, behavioral and nutritional perspectives. Our program draws on the expertise of faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, including biology (molecular and cellular biology), genetics, evolution, reproduction, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, exercise physiology, neurobiology, nutrition, food science, biochemistry chemistry, and physics. At the time that students declare their Human Biology major, they choose an emphasis within the major (in consultation with their faculty advisor) that best facilitates their professional goals. We offer the following emphases within the Human Biology major: Health Science Exercise Science Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Cytotechnology General Human Biology Human Biology Learning Goals The Human Biology Program has the following learning goals: Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of human organs and organ systems Demonstrate a basic knowledge of molecular / biochemical processes Demonstrate a basic knowledge of cell structure, organelles and cellular processes Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of evolutionary forces on the human organism Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological context of humans Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of nutrients on human physiology Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of exercise and human physiology Demonstrate an understanding of scientific processes, including inductive and deductive reasoning, formulation of hypotheses and experimental design Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and the relative value of information obtained from experiments involving observation, correlation and examination of cause/effect relationships Know and execute state-of-the-art laboratory techniques Analyze and interpret scientific information Demonstrate an appreciation for the ethical and social dimensions of science, as well as weaknesses / limitations and assumptions of science as practiced in the US Demonstrate the awareness, understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse world [-]

Bachelor in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Bachelor Degree Programme Molecular Ecosystem Sciences is an international three year programme aimed at motivated and qualified students from European countries and abroad. As the courses are entirely in English, the students’ language skills are expected to be at high level. The Degree Programme combines molecular and ecosystem studies and students will be involved in both fields. [+]

Bachelor in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences (B.Sc.)

 

The Bachelor Degree Programme Molecular Ecosystem Sciences is an international three year programme aimed at motivated and qualified students from European countries and abroad. As the courses are entirely in English, the students’ language skills are expected to be at high level. The Degree Programme combines molecular and ecosystem studies and students will be involved in both fields.

 

Programme structure

Most of the teaching modules include practical work, field and laboratory courses or seminars in addition to the lectures so students will get a lot of hands on practical training.An understanding of ecosystem processes requires a detailed view of their molecular basis so students will gain diverse and advanced knowledge in natural sciences and related disciplines.Each of the modules leading to fulfill this aim is valued at six credits so the first three semesters will consist of five modules per semester with 4 hours per module per week amounting to a total of 30 credits and 20 teaching hours per semester.The fourth semester is an elective semester during which students can choose to do practical training abroad or to stay in Göttingen with a choice of modules read mainly by international visiting professors from abroad.Semester five is taken up by another five modules (of 6 credits and 4 hours per week each) including a module on Scientific Writing in order to help prepare students for their B.Sc. Thesis which will follow in the sixth semester.The last semester consists of two modules, additionally the B.Sc. Project which involves contributions from eight departments and finally the B.Sc. Thesis which is valued at 12 credits.... [-]


Bachelor of Sciences

Lane Community College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene + 1 more

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college or university can choose from among a wide variety of offerings to meet their science general education requirements. Those planning to major in the physical or biological sciences will find the necessary courses to complete the first two years of their curriculum among the division's offerings. [+]

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college or university can choose from among a wide variety of offerings to meet their science general education requirements. Those planning to major in the physical or biological sciences will find the necessary courses to complete the first two years of their curriculum among the division's offerings. This includes complete programs for those interested in the medically-oriented professions such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. "The mission of the Science Division is to assist individuals to achieve their science education needs and goals." The Science Division offers courses and programs in: Anatomy and Physiology / Microbiology Biology Chemistry Earth and Environmental Science Physics and Astronomy The Science Division also supports a number of professional/technical programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, and Emergency Medical Technician. [-]