Bachelor of Science

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Do you want to be on the cutting edge?  Would you like to secure a position within the expanding  Bio-Economy?  Are you fascinated by topics like genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell therapy, transgenic organisms, gene therapy, tissue engineering , DNA profiling, etc?  Are you interested in a career in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, biomedical research or one of the medical professions?

Mount Royal's Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology offers a practical, applied perspective to this rapidly evolving field.

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Career choices

Career avenues may include scientific positions in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and biotechnology industries, as well as entry into research and higher education sectors.  And if you couple your science courses with business electives, you could become a vital link  between scientific innovation and industry, helping to turn research findings into beneficial products.  

If you wish  to further your studies, the Cellular and Molecular Biology degree will allow you to pursue a graduate degree in a dynamic scientific field such as molecular biology, microbiology ,infectious disease, proteomics or bioinformatics.  With an appropriate choice of elective courses, the degree will also prepare you to apply to a professional school to study medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary science.

Alternatively, you might pursue professional studies in a field outside of science and medicine.  The current expansion of biological knowledge and innovation has created a demand for patent lawyers, business executives and public educators with an understanding of cellular and molecular biology.

Highly skilled

As a graduate of this program, you will gain knowledge and skills directly related to the study of biological systems from biomolecular, cellular and systemic perspectives. As well, you will be able to:

  • understand scientific thought and the scientific method
  • critically evaluate and assess scientific studies
  • work in a modern biological sciences lab
  • collect, interpret and evaluate data and observations
  • read, understand and present information in a variety of formats
  • be creative and innovative in exploring possible solutions
  • contribute to a team in scientific settings

A hands-on approach

You will learn how science works through extensive hands-on learning.  In guided-inquiry lab work, you put theoretical and practical concepts to the test.  Opportunities to take part in research led by faculty give you first-hand experience in how science moves forward through research.


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