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 an understanding of the complex regulatory environment surrounding the biosciences as well as the business skills needed to manage a project.
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
Individuals must have:
- 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 prerequisite courses or their equivalents
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.
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 admissions and placement fee of $55
- 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