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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

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should be able to:

  • Integrate laboratory skills and theory into job-related tasks
  • Apply the scientific method and good experimental design in the workplace
  • Read, understand, and carry out protocols and use appropriate laboratory equipment with minimal supervision
  • Analyze and summarize scientific data using analytical and computational tools
  • Communicate scientific ideas in either written or oral formats in a manner that is appropriate for either a technical or non-technical audience
  • Read,  understand and discuss current research papers in molecular biosciences
  • Appraise societal, economic and ethical issues related to their area of expertise
  • Be prepared for immediate employment through a capstone project in a laboratory setting
  • Engage in continuing professional development through lifelong learning

Entry Requirements

Individuals must have:

  • High school completion
  • 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:

  • This degree requires 188-193 applicable college-level quarter credits. A minimum of 45 credits for the degree must be completed in residence at Bellevue College, of which 30 credits are upper-division level. Students must complete each 300 and 400 level course with a minimum grade of C+ (2.3) to graduate with the BAS in MBS,

Application Process

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



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