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Molecular Biosciences, BAS

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Successful program graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences should possess the skills necessary for careers in a variety of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, forensics, biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, food chemistry, and environmental science.

Graduates should have a thorough understanding of the scientific disciplines underpinning molecular biosciences, as well as extensive laboratory experience using state-of-the-art equipment. They should also bring understanding of the complex regulatory environment surrounding the biosciences as well as the business skills needed to manage a project.

Program Highlights

This applied degree differs significantly from the traditional undergraduate science degree in several ways, including:

  • Focus on developing a solid scientific background that becomes the foundation for applied laboratory skills
  • Extensive laboratory work with state-of-the-art technologies to foster the development of independent laboratory skills
  • Familiarity with reading, understanding, and discussing research papers in molecular biosciences through participation in the molecular biosciences seminars
  • Exposure to project management and general business skills for laboratory settings
  • Coursework on the regulatory and legal environments within which the molecular biosciences operate
  • Preparation for immediate employment through a capstone project in a laboratory setting

Entry Requirements

Individuals must have:

Degree Requirements

Completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet.
In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Complete 90-100 quarter credits in the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and minimum GPA of 2.0 for each individual core course (including transferred credits) in all mandatory program courses
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at Bellevue College, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. Check online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/classes/all/.

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associates degree or equivalent credits, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.7 or higher


Associate’s degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Sciences Technician, General Science Technician, or equivalent degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Math and Science transfer degree students may also be eligible.

Demonstrated completion of the following courses or their equivalent:

Total Prerequisites: 91 CR

General Education Requirements

Upper Division Electives

Choose 12 credits from the following:

Coursework Total: 95

Grand Total: 185

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