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Medical and Molecular Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Medical and Molecular Biology program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences allows students to gain a foundation in key laboratory knowledge and skills combined with practical real-world experience.

In this full-time, four-year program, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts in modern laboratories to perfect your laboratory skills and experimental techniques while progressively building an academic foundation in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, and more. And you’ll graduate with the experience required to begin your career with confidence or to advance your education at the graduate level.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Molecular Biology program is to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills for entry into careers in biotechnology, research and development, forensic science, clinical laboratory sciences, and graduate studies in biology, as well as entry into medical school and other health profession programs. The curriculum design provides a broad foundation in the sciences, a range of liberal arts courses, and a concentration in medical and molecular biology. Courses in this program provide foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. Elective courses in biology allow students the freedom to tailor their program to their career interest, focusing either on the molecular/cellular aspects or the medical/physiological aspects of biology.

Program Goals

The following program goals were established in 2010:

  • Provide a new degree program for students who are interested in developing skills in molecular biotechnology.
  • Provide undergraduate education that would lead to careers in clinical laboratory sciences, biotechnology, forensic science, public health, graduate and professional education.
  • Demonstrate the value of integrating communication skills; experimental design and analysis; and scientific literacy to explore relationships of science to medicine and to problems of social, cultural and intellectual concern.
  • Provide an alternative major for students who do not continue in the Premedical and Health Studies Program.
  • Encourage purposeful and coordinated selection of elective credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses  include:
  • Biology I: Laboratory
  • Biology I: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Principles I (w/ lab)
  • Expository Writing
  • Calculus
  • Biology II: Biology of Organisms (w/ lab)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official score report from one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EPE (English Proficiency Exam, the MCPHS on-campus test)
  • One letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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