Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Sciences in North America

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Molecular Sciences

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

Graduates of a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Sciences will be able to work in diverse fields. The subject covers genetics, cell biology, biochemistry and microbiology. Its subjects range from gene encoding and structure to inherited diseases and medical diagnostic.

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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. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Sciences in North America 2017. 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. [-]

Bachelor in Biology with Life Sciences Specialization

University of Prince Edward Island
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Charlottetown

The Biology Department at UPEI has a strong tradition of helping people realize their potential through deep consideration of the biological world. A scientific understanding of the plants and animals is, in many ways, its own reward. [+]

The Biology Department at UPEI has a strong tradition of helping people realize their potential through deep consideration of the biological world. A scientific understanding of the plants and animals is, in many ways, its own reward. But it is also a pathway to a large number of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities. A biology program is a common route toward the health professions (human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc.), for which we offer strong pre-professional programs. It can also lead to careers in environmental analysis, biotechnology, laboratory diagnostics, and many other things. Biology graduates also often establish other sorts of careers (lawyer, business professional) for which the knowledge of biology can be a strong personal and professional asset. The strength of our educational programs derive from the strength of our scholarly activity and research. Our faculty hold grants from the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Atlantic Innovation Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Prince Edward Island Health Research Institute, among others. Our faculty have research programs in neurobiology, arctic insect ecology, cancer cell biology, watershed ecology, pollination biology, coastal habitat ecology, animal habitat fragmentation, heart and stroke physiology, aquatic toxicology, plant ecological genetics, among others. Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon UPEI Department of Biology Honours The Honours program in Biology is designed to provide research experience at the undergraduate level within the BSc program. It is available to students with a strong academic background who intend to continue studies at the postgraduate level in Biology or some related field, or to students who intend to pursue a career where research experience would be an asset. Students may also carry out a less intensive research project by registering for Biology 440. The Honours program differs from the BSc Major program in having a research and thesis component. The total number of courses is the same, five courses per semester for eight semesters, but the honours thesis course counts as 12 credits, so the total semester hours of credit for the Honours is 126, compared to 120 hours for the BSc Major. The research component is to be completed within the BSc program and would normally require the equivalent of one summer (four months) preceding the graduating year. Evaluation of the research data and writing of the thesis would normally be done during the fall and/or spring session in Biology 490: Advanced Research and Thesis. LIFE SCIENCES SPECIALIZATION Eight Core Biology Courses Biology 131-132 (6 hours credit) Two of Biology 202, 204 and 206 (6 hours credit) Biology 221 and 223 (6 hours credit) Biology 326 (3 hours credit) Biology 331 (3 hours credit) at least six additional Biology electives at or above the 200 level that fit the following criteria (18 credit hours) at least two must be at the 400 level and be from Life Sciences four must have a lab component - Note: Your 8 core courses with labs DO NOT count for this requirement, ONLY additional electives. (e.g. if you take 202, 204 and 206, two will count as core and one can count as an elective with a lab). at least four must be selected from the Life Sciences Specialization list at least 2 must be selected from the Environmental or General Biology lists Required courses in other departments, and electives as listed in the section “All Specializations (required courses from other departments)” (78 hours credit) [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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 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 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 in North America 2017. 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 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 [-]