Bachelor of Science in
Molecular and Cell Biology
The 21st century may well become known as the “Age of Biology.” The biotechnological revolution is well under way, and molecular and cell biologists are at the forefront of today’s modern advances in biology and medicine. Molecular and cell biologists study cells and molecules, but always with an understanding of how these crucial components are integrated into the biological whole.
In the last half of the 20th century a more complete understanding of the nature of proteins and nucleic acids revealed that individual cells function as “chemical factories” and that larger organisms are equivalent to complex economies. The very essence of any biological organism is encoded in its DNA, and its continuing existence and functional development depend on a delicate molecular ballet.
As the first of its kind in southeastern Michigan, Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology is a comprehensive degree with an emphasis on the role of individual cells and molecules in influencing the biology of organisms, populations, and communities. An integrative program encompassing the breadth of biological disciplines, the BS in Molecular and Cell Biology prepares you for any of the multiple paths you may follow in biology.
Whether you are a student interested in studying biology in general, preparing for medical or other professional schools, or planning to pursue graduate studies in a biological discipline, the BS in Molecular and Cell Biology may be the degree for you.
What Is Molecular and Cell Biology?
Molecular and cell biology is the area of biology focused on cells, the smallest living units within the biological continuum. Cells are inextricably linked to the larger biological systems of that they are part. In addition, cells are formed and shaped by atoms and molecules. It is this interaction of cells and molecules that gives cells their function and ultimately the properties of life. A rich understanding of both chemistry and biology are elemental to the study of molecular and cell biology.
Molecular and cell biologists, with their integrated training, are well-placed to perform as members of teams tackling some of the greatest biological problems that society faces in the 21st century: curtailing global warming, curing cancer and other diseases, remediating toxic waste, managing the aging process, developing environmentally friendly renewable energy sources, researching new treatments for disease and injuries, and creating sustainable consumer goods.
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