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About the Molecular Biology Degree Program

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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.

For more information contact:

Dr. Kimberly Carlson
Professor of Biology


  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic scientist
  • Genetic counselor
  • Research and academia
  • Genetic engineering
  • Health career preparation
Makayla Nemecek

“At UNK, students get out of the classroom, and gain experience in the field. For me, the studies come easier because I’ve been in the lab applying what I’ve been learning. I think that kind of puts me ahead of the game because I’ve had that hands-on learning and I think you learn best by doing. It really prepares you for whatever your next step is.”


Makayla Nemecek

Molecular Biology Comprehensive