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Unlocking Life's Secrets

The molecular sciences have grown to encompass virtually the entire spectrum of science, from chemistry to biology and health care. Women and men in the field are studying life on every level from individual molecules to the interrelated web of Earth's organisms, and all the bacteria, yeast, plants, amphibians, and mammals in between.


Careers in Genetics and Biochemistry

Career prospects seem bright for someone trained in the molecular life sciences. Projections for the next 20 years indicate that there will be thousands of unfulfilled science and engineering jobs. A large fraction of the shortage will be in the fields of genetics, biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


College Graduates

A B.S. in genetics and biochemistry opens the door to graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, law or business school. Most of our students go to professional school or attend graduate school. Others use their training as a stepping stone to rewarding careers in biotechnology, toxicology, biomedical engineering, clinical chemistry, plant pathology, animal science or other fields.


Preparing for a career in Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Geneticists, biochemists and molecular biologists usually specialize in one of many areas in their field. But they also need to be familiar with several scientific disciplines. Their work requires an understanding of chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, and is often related to areas such as toxicology, physiology, microbiology and immunology.

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Chemical Industry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Environmental Research
  • Food Industry
  • Forensics
  • Medicine
  • Research Institutes
  • Nutrition
  • Science Education
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
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