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 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
- Preparation for immediate employment through a capstone project in a laboratory setting
Individuals must have:
- Completion of the Molecular Biosciences application
In addition to completion of all required courses as shown in the worksheet students must achieve the following:
- Students must complete an Associate’s degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Sciences Technician, General Science Technician, or equivalent degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and demonstrated completion of coursework equivalent to the Molecular Sciences Technician AAST to receive an entry into the senior Capstone (MBS 480 ).
- This degree requires 188-194 applicable college-level quarter credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above. A minimum of 45 credits for the degree must be completed in residence at Bellevue College, of which 30 credits are upper-division level. All core program courses require a minimum grade of “C” or better.
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