Biomolecular Sciences



J.P. Mulrooney, Chair; M. A. Davis, B. L. Dobbs-McAuliffe, B. Hoopengardner, M. A. Kapper, T. R. King, K. A. Martin, C. L. Watson (Dept. phone: 860-832-3560 ; fax: 860-832-3562)


Department Overview

The Department of Biomolecular Sciences offers instruction in molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, development, and physiology that is strongly integrated with the theory and practice of molecular biological research. The department offers two BS degrees in biomolecular sciences and participates in an additional interdisciplinary program that leads to a BS degree in biochemistry. In addition, the department offers a minor in biomolecular science appropriate for students with majors other than biomolecular science. In addition, the department is pleased to offer health-related courses to support undergraduate programs in gerontology, nursing, physical education, athletic training, and other non-science majors.

Student-centered research is a feature of all undergraduate programs in biomolecular sciences. Located in Copernicus Hall, the Department of Biomolecular Sciences includes a wide range of modern research equipment in laboratories designed both for class instruction and for independent student research. Special facilities include a protein purification and analysis facility, a cell culture facility, a histology facility, a molecular genetics research laboratory, a laboratory animal care suite, a zebrafish facility, a microbiology laboratory that is certified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and several computer laboratories. Student-centered biomolecular research activity is also promoted, fostered, and supported by the Biotechnology Institute at CCSU, an interdisciplinary organization (housed in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences) that is dedicated to developing college graduates with excellent research skills. The Department of Biomolecular Sciences is strongly committed to student advising and routinely promotes and participates in academic and extracurricular activities aimed at facilitating student learning, community engagement, and success.



Major in Biomolecular Sciences, BS (Non-teaching, 35 credits)

Major in Biochemistry, BS

Minor in Biomolecular Sciences (Non-teaching, 20 credits)

Minor in Gerontology


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