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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biomolecular Sciences: Cell and Molecular Biology


Program Description:

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. The Department offers an M.A. degree and an Official Certificate in Cell and Molecular Biology, as well as courses that may serve as part of the General Education requirement for students preparing to teach in fields other than molecular biology or physiology. The Department also contributes to the interdisciplinary Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies program (OCP 500).

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 graduates with excellent research skills.

Admission Requirements

The application process begins with the submission of an application for admission to graduate study, and official transcripts from all institutions where graduate or undergraduate work has been done to the Graduate Admissions Office (Davidson 115; 832-2350). Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the aptitude and advanced biology tests are optional, but, if available, these should also be submitted to the Graduate Office. In addition, applicants should submit a narrative statement describing their academic goals and three letters of recommendation to the Biomolecular Sciences Department Chair. These materials will be reviewed by the Department Graduate Committee, and students who are accepted will be assigned a program committee who will work with the student to develop a planned program of academic study.

Career Outcomes:

The Master of Arts in Biomolecular Sciences program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of biologists who desire further specialization and/or knowledge of recent advances in cell and molecular aspects of biology; students who seek an immersion in cell and molecular biology as an intermediate step toward preparation for work at the doctoral level; and teachers who are interested in furthering their knowledge in molecular and cellular biology.


Program Sheet and Program Flowchart:

Master of Arts in Biomolecular Sciences: Cell and Molecular Biology Program

Type of Degree:
Master of Arts in Biomolecular Sciences: Cell and Molecular Biology Program

Dr. Tom King kingT@ccsu.edu (832-2654)

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