Biomolecular Sciences

Degrees in Biomolecular Sciences provide:

  • Training for direct entry into careers in cell, molecular, biomedical, and physiological research.

  • The courses and training you need to apply to graduate programs at the Master’s and doctoral level (Ph.D.)

  • The courses and training you need for post-graduate programs in the health sciences. You will be ready to apply to: medical school (M.D. and D.O.), pharmacy school (Pharm.D.), physician’s assistant programs (PA), Veterinary school (D.V.M), and more.

Click on the Academic Programs tab to learn more about our undergraduate degrees in Biomolecular Sciences and Biochemistry, our Master’s degree program in Biomolecular Sciences, the Official Certificate Program in Pre-Health Studies, and the minor in Biomolecular Sciences

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Some unique aspects of our degree programs that prepare you for careers in research and health sciences:

  • All students have independent research experiences working closely with faculty mentors

  • Students travel to research conferences. We typically take 40-50 students a year to present their work.

  • Students gain research experiences using a variety of traditional model systems: mouse, C. elegans, fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), zebrafish, and tissue culture systems. We also offer experiences with novel and/or emerging model systems such as planaria and mussel (Geukensia demissa).

  • We offer specialized facilities and equipment. These include: a cell culture facility, animal suites, histology facility, a microbiology lab (certified by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health), fluorescent microscopes, and Real-time PCR machine. These facilities complement our molecular biology laboratories equipped for studies of cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, microbiology, neurobiology, and physiology.

  • We provide many outreach programs to local middle and high schools. These programs provide Central Biomolecular Sciences students the opportunity to volunteer time and apply what they have learned. Our students assist in teaching laboratories and mentor high school students.

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