Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology) (BS)
Accelerated Program

Genetics, cell and developmental biology are exciting, closely related areas of life science research. Genetics examines the blueprints of life (i.e., DNA sequence and gene expression) while cell biology studies the machinery of life enclosed within the boundaries of cells. Developmental biology uses genetics and cell biology to understand how genes and the environment interact to produce a whole new individual from a single cell, in addition to developmental changes that organisms undergo throughout life. Many diseases are understood through the study of genetics, cell biology and development.

Degree Offered

Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology) (BS)
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Career Outlook

Students in this concentration have a variety of career options. This degree provides the fundamental coursework necessary for admission into medical, dental, veterinarian, pharmacy or graduate schools or any of the health professions. There also are many employment opportunities that can be pursued upon receipt of the BS in this concentration:

  • animal breeder technician
  • bioinformaticist
  • biotechnologist
  • cell culture specialist
  • cloning technician
  • crime lab technician
  • cytotechnologist
  • drug design technician
  • food and drug inspector
  • genetic counselor
  • histologist
  • in-vitro fertilization technician
  • plant improvement specialist
  • teacher
  • technical writer
  • vaccine development technician

Students in this concentration learn critical-thinking skills that can be applied to many scientific problems and professions as well as to the challenges of daily life. Students are encouraged to engage in independent research projects or internship opportunities in order to develop a better sense of how science is done.

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