Undergraduate

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Molecular biology is the study of molecules within the cell, and biotechnology uses knowledge of how biological systems operate to produce useful products such as pharmaceuticals. In this program, you will explore the leading edge of modern scientific research learning how molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins influence the fundamental processes of cellular life.

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Program

Program Tracks Available

Major


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


School

D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Program Contact

Brian Niece, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
508-767-7209 Testa Science Center - Room 209

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Program Curriculum


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Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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Career Paths

Abbott Bioresearch Center

Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Biogen Idec

Eli Lilly and Company

Genzyme

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Mosaic Technologies

Pfizer

Waters Corporation

Emma Ushchak

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 2022

I learned valuable problem-solving skills and the importance of flexibility in scientific research.

I investigated the ultrasonic properties of prostate cells with a wonderful mentor and fellow student this summer. This opportunity allowed me to contribute to an ongoing project pertaining to a field I hope to pursue in the future, diagnostic medicine.

Shining Their Light

Emma Ushchak

Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 2022

I learned valuable problem-solving skills and the importance of flexibility in scientific research.

I investigated the ultrasonic properties of prostate cells with a wonderful mentor and fellow student this summer. This opportunity allowed me to contribute to an ongoing project pertaining to a field I hope to pursue in the future, diagnostic medicine.

First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Tuesday, February 1st, at 12:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

Feb. 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Student Life Presentation and Panel

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University. Ask your questions to current students. Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more!

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Cybersecurity Information Session

Join us on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom for an information session about our Cybersecurity Program. Spend an hour with us and learn how a degree in one of Assumption's newest degree programs can launch and advance your career and how you can declare your major. Intere ... Read more

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