What is Molecular Biology?
Most commonly referred to as genetic engineering, Molecular Biology covers a variety of topics including:
- Genetic engineering
- Cell structure
- DNA analysis
The human genome has already been mapped, now we need to learn how to use that information to help the human race. Finding a cure for cancer, trying to solve a crime, or even finding ways to grow food products with more nutrition and less wastemolecular biology research is finding the answers to all these questions.
What Will I Study?
Our students take their first field biology courses in their freshman year and first genetics course in their sophomore year! The senior year culminates in a truly hands-on laboratory sequencegenetic engineering techniques and Nucleic Acid analysisthat has students in the lab 15-20 hours per week, learning gene splicing and manipulation, DNA fingerprinting, gene cloning, and DNA synthesis and sequencing.
What Courses Will I Take?
Review the core courses online at the University Catalog. In addition to the required program core courses, elective courses can be selected in biology, chemistry, environmental science and oceanography.
What Research Opportunities are Available?
Students at Florida Tech are learning the skills necessary to change the world through genetics and molecular biology. They are active participants in the kind of research that will one day cure our genetic diseases and feed the world. They are welcomed into our professors' labs as research assistants, working on real-life problems like antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a cure for cancer, crime-scene analysis, and agriculture in space.
See our research page for more details.
What Can I Do with a Degree in Molecular Biology?
Your degree can be the starting point for a career, or a first step toward graduate education.
Students graduating from the our programs have gone on to study at a number of universities around the country. A few of these include:
- University of Florida
- University of South Alabama
- University of Miami
- University of Texas
- University of South Florida
- Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Johns Hopkins
- Pennsylvania College of Optometry
- East Tennessee State
- Boston University College of Pharmacy