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Come study in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. We specialize in molecular and cell biology but have broad authorization to provide an extensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in biology. Current opportunities for graduate research are in important areas including:
Thanks to our interdisciplinary curriculum, you can embark on a one-of-a-kind experience. For graduate students, the latest offering in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics -- a Master of Science degree in biotechnology -- aims to help students solve critical human disease problems and create new products that dramatically benefit humanity. MS and PhD students in the department have the extensive resources of the department's laboratories, which feature state-of-the-art instrumentation for conducting cutting edge experiments. Faculty pay close attention to each student, and there is further support available from the research associates, technicians, and office and engineering staff that are on hand to assist you in a cooperative, supportive atmosphere.
As a biology undergraduate, you will take core courses in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry, and you may combine them with upper-level electives to create a minor in biomolecular structure, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, or neurobiology to suit your personal interests. The choice can be further expanded to dual Majors in Biology or Molecular Biology with Business Administration or Crime and Justice Studies.
The special, individual attention you'll receive ensures your positive growth and maturation. We promote an active academic advising program to assist undergraduates in designing an appropriate course of study that will satisfy requirements for graduation, and which can be in most cases completed in four years. Similarly, faculty advisors and supervisory committees help graduate students plan the achievement of their MS and PhD degrees.
Research assistants, teaching assistants as well as lab technicians and administrative secretaries are on hand to assist you.