Biomolecular Sciences: General Specialization
The Biomolecular Sciences Department offers instruction in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and physiology that is strongly integrated with the theory and practice of molecular biological research. This General Program offers students the greatest range of options in the Department, and encourages student exploration of the various paths which lead from college-level study of biomolecular sciences. The introductory course sequence (Core Requirements) is fairly short, allowing students to advance quickly to upper level focused courses. The degree requirements draw heavily from other departments (Chemistry, Math, Physics) to provide students with the concepts and methods needed to understand and apply modern biomolecular sciences.
Student-centered research is a feature of this, and all, programs in Biomolecular Sciences. The introductory courses (Core Requirements) include introduction to research from the first week. The General Program includes two semesters of independent research, and many students continue this work beyond the requirement.
Located in Copernicus Hall, the Biomolecular Sciences Department 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 molecular genetics research laboratory, a laboratory animal care suite, and a computer laboratory. Student-centered biomolecular research activity is also promoted, fostered, and supported by the Biotechnology Institute at CCSU, an interdisciplinary organization (housed in the Biomolecular Sciences Department) that is dedicated to developing college graduates with excellent research skills. The Biomolecular Sciences Department is strongly committed to student advising, and routinely promotes and participates in academic and extracurricular activities aimed at facilitating student learning and success.
This program offers a curricular focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms that is integrated with organismal physiology and emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory instruction and independent student research. This degree is appropriate for students wishing to prepare for graduate study in such areas as genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, or cell physiology.
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Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Sciences: General Program Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Sciences: General Program
Dr. Tom King kingT@ccsu.edu (832-2654)