What Can I Do With A Major In Biomolecular Sciences?
Science spans the boundaries between the traditional biology and chemistry
disciplines. Breakthroughs in this field have led to amazing developments in
biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering and medicine. The field predominantly
concerns itself with understanding the interactions between the various systems
of a cell as well as learning how these interactions are regulated.
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, a
microbiology lab (certified by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health),
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
Visit CCSU’s Biomolecular Sciences Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Microbiology
Biotechnology Industry Organization
CCSU Pre-Health Advisory Committee
Explore Health Careers
Biological Information Infrastructure
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institute of Health
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Biomolecular Sciences majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for biomolecular sciences majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Celebration Foods (Carvel) - Quality Assurance Technician
Central Area Health Education Center - Youth Health Service Corps and Health Careers Coordinator
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
NASA - NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
New Britain Health Department - Bioterrorism/Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Coordinator
Northeast Laboratories - Laboratory Technician
Plum Island Animal Disease Center - Research Participation Program
Quest Diagnostics - Paramedical Sales Internship
Schreiber Foods - Production Team Advisor, Quality Assurance Team Advisor
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - Education Intern
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection Aid/Technician
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant, Data Management/Analyst