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Molecular Biology Comprehensive

The Molecular Biology Comprehensive major option at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a strong background in the ever-growing field of molecular biology and its related areas.

The most exciting things happening in biology right now are at the molecular (DNA, RNA, protein) level. Through molecular research, insights into various diseases such as cancer, heart disease and genetic disorders is possible. Sequencing of a large number of genomes has clarified the evolutionary relationships among organisms. In the current medical field, a new emphasis is placed on molecular biology, and incoming students will become well versed in the information and techniques that constitute this very exciting field.

In addition to the medical and healthcare fields, most fields of biological research are converging on molecular biology and the techniques employed to answer questions and test hypotheses.


  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic scientist
  • Genetic counselor
  • Research and academia
  • Genetic engineering
  • Health career preparation
Makayla Nemecek
“I came to UNK and began researching almost immediately my freshman year and actually caught the bug literally and figuratively because I work with fruit flies, but it was a great experience for me, and it made me decide that that's what I want to do in my future career” Nemecek said. “Personally I have developed a really great relationship with all my faculty and professors that I have, and I think it's really important in your studies and in your personal life.” “It's promising knowing that I have somewhere to go after this. It makes me know what I need to strive for and look forward to.”

Makayla Nemecek

Molecular Biology Comprehensive