Nov 29, 2023  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Molecular Biosciences, BAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Disciplines

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

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

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Disciplines