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Biology - Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis

Western Washington University

48 months
24120 USD/year
24120 USD/year
6893 USD/year
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The Biology - Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis major from Western Washington University is part of an interdisciplinary program between the Biology and Chemistry departments. Cell biology is the study of cells at the biochemical or molecular level. 


Molecular Biology investigates the interactions among DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to understand how these interactions are regulated using the tools and principles of genetics and bioinformatics — it is among the most rapidly growing fields, and is making strides with recent accomplishments such as the sequencing of the entire human genome.

The B.S. degree in Biology - Molecular and Cell Biology Emphasis from Western Washington University places emphasis on the molecular biology and biochemistry that control cell functions. Students take courses in math, physics, and chemistry, along with the core biology curriculum. Once in 400-level biochemistry and molecular biology courses, students get to pursue their specific interests. 

The integrated conceptual foundation in biology, the critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills that students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses in Western’s Molecular and Cell Biology curriculum are ultimately critical for post-baccalaureate studies and for future job performance. 

Careers and Graduate Studies

Students in the Biology—Molecular and Cell Emphasis program often begin their post-baccalaureate jobs at medical centers such as MultiCare, PeaceHealth, or TOKU-E (manufacturer of antimicrobials for life science research), or continue their education with graduate studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics Lab
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Developmental Biology of Plants
  • Developmental Biology of Animals
  • Functional Genomics
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

quarter credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24120 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6893 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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