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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 an understanding of the complex 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
  • Preparation for immediate employment through a capstone project in a laboratory setting

Entry Requirements

Individuals must have:

  • Completion of the Molecular Biosciences application

Degree Requirements

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.

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 admissions and placement fee of $55
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75
  • Check program’s website or contact program manager for more information


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