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About the Molecular Biology Degree Program

On Campus

The most exciting things happening in biology right now are at the molecular (DNA, RNA, protein) level. The Molecular Biology degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a strong background in this fast-moving and ever-growing field.

Through molecular research, insights into various diseases such as cancer, heart disease and genetic disorders are 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 exciting and challenging area.

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, making this expertise highly applicable to a wide range of educational and career opportunities.

Because of the emphasis offered by this comprehensive program, no minor or second major are required.

For more information contact:

Dr. Kimberly Carlson
Professor of Biology
carlsonka1@unk.edu

Molecular Biology Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Molecular Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Kirsten Lipps

"The rigor of the molecular biology curriculum at UNK developed my ability to not only acquire a wealth of knowledge but more importantly, it provided me with the foundations necessary to think critically and apply my understanding to novel and/or real-world issues."

Kirsten Lipps

Medical Student at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

What can you do with a Molecular Biology Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Molecular Biology graduates work for.

Careers

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

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