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Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology students study how the human body and other organisms work at the molecular level. Westminster College offers small class sizes, great professors, and modern facilities and equipment. The major requires two courses in Foundations of Biology, plus Genetics, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA, Immunology, Developmental Biology, and Physiology. An off-campus field study allows students to experience real-world molecular biology practices. Students can also customize an interdisciplinary major. In their senior year, students propose, research, and complete an individualized Capstone project. They work collaboratively in this research with a faculty member. Students interested in the health-related professions can receive specialized advisement by the Medical Professions Advisory Committee (Med PAC), which includes faculty from the department of biology. The rigorous study of molecular biology combined with a traditional liberal arts education has seen a great rate of placement into advanced degree programs as well as directly into employment.


What can you do with a Molecular Biology degree?

Imagine yourself a medical doctor, researcher, pharmacuetical scientist, or epidemiologist.