BA or BS in Molecular Biology

Lipscomb University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,752

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
We will help you prepare for a career in the life sciences: think clinical or biomedical research, or other graduate programs in the allied health professions. Our faculty, world-respected biomedical research scientists, will provide you with a strong understanding of the cellular mechanisms underlying human physiology, genetics and disease.
  • We've been doing experiential learning in the sciences since before it was cool. And with guidance from our expert faculty, you'll take advantage of rich opportunities to investigate the basis for life. We will help you prepare for a career in the life sciences: think clinical or biomedical research, or other graduate programs in the allied health professions. You'll face challenges in this program as you learn the cellular mechanisms underlying human physiology, genetics and disease. You won't be alone. Our award-winning teachers — world-respected biomedical research scientists — will mentor you along the way.

Program Foundations

  • We created this program over a decade ago as a response to contributions and rapid advancement of molecular biology to the field of medicine. This degree will provide you a great foundation not only in the allied health professions, but also for careers in biomedical research.

Concentrations

  • Earn a BS in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biomolecular science by choosing one of these tracks: 
  • Biomolecular Science Graduate Bridge Program, Human Disease (BS) 
  • Biomolecular Science Graduate Bridge Program, Laboratory Research (BS)

Capstone Projects

  • No required capstone projects in the undergraduate program. However, students in our molecular science program may elect to complete a biomedical thesis project if they are enrolled in the Honors College.
  • A capstone project is required if a student elects to study in the Biomolecular Science Graduate Bridge Program.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • September 2022

Entry Requirements 

  • Direct Admission
  • TOEFL (iBT) Overall 79
  • IELTS Overall 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 60 
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.5 for Direct Admission
     

Biology Cor
BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology
BY 2114 - Cell Biology
BY 3001 - Biology Seminar
BY 3114 - Genetics
BY 4014 - Molecular Biology
BY 4802 - Capstone Course
Note:* A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required.

Biology Electives
Five courses selected from:
BY 3214 - Microbiology
BY 3223 - Virology
BY 3323 - Immunology
BY 3333 - Molecular Basis of Human Disease
BY 3514 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BY 3524 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BY 4023 - Cancer Biology
BY 460V - Special Topics in Biology**
Note: ** Variable credit courses used to satisfy the major elective requirement must be at 2 credit hours or above and are subject to approval by the academic chair.

Chemistry
CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 2113 - Organic Chemistry I
CM 2123 - Organic Chemistry II
CM 2211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 2221 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 3313 - Biochemistry

Mathematics
MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics

Physics***
PH 1214 - Elementary College Physics I
PH 1224 - Elementary College Physics II
Note: *** Students may substitute PH 2414 and PH 2424 and its calculus prerequisites.


Optional Thesis Requirements:
BY 3101 - Biomolecular Research Methods Laboratory
BY 450V - Independent Research
OR
BY 3903 - Internship in Biology
Molecular Biology B.S. to M.S., Laboratory Research Track
Total hours required: minimum 98
Biology Core*
BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology
BY 3001 - Biology Seminar
BY 3114 - Genetics
BY 3214 - Microbiology
BY 3323 - Immunology
BY 4802 - Capstone Course
Note: * A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required

Biology Electives
Three courses selected from:
BY 3223 - Virology
BY 3333 - Molecular Basis of Human Disease
BY 3514 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BY 3524 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BY 4023 - Cancer Biology
BY 4213 - Developmental Genetics
BY 4323 - Histology

Chemistry
CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 2113 - Organic Chemistry I
CM 2123 - Organic Chemistry II
CM 2211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 2221 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 3313 - Biochemistry

Mathematics
MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics

Physics
PH 1214 - Elementary College Physics I
PH 1224 - Elementary College Physics II

Biomolecular Science Core
Biomolecular Science 5013, 5103, 5113, 5213, 5223, 5503
Note: This program requires the student to complete 120 hours of undergraduate credit and 30 hours of graduate credit for a total of 150 credit hours. Upon completion, the student will simultaneously receive two degrees, the B.S. in Molecular Biology and the M.S. in Biomolecular Science.


Track 1: Laboratory Research
Biomolecular Science:
Biomolecular Science 5123
Three courses selected from: Biomolecular Science 5023, 5313, 5303, 5323, 5413, 5423, 5433, 5453
Molecular Biology B.S. to M.S., Human Disease Track

Biology Core
BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology
BY 3001 - Biology Seminar
BY 3114 - Genetics
BY 3214 - Microbiology
BY 3323 - Immunology
BY 4802 - Capstone Course
Note: * A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required

Biology Electives
Three courses selected from:
BY 3223 - Virology
BY 3333 - Molecular Basis of Human Disease
BY 3514 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BY 3524 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BY 4023 - Cancer Biology
BY 4213 - Developmental Genetics
BY 4323 - Histology

Chemistry
CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 2113 - Organic Chemistry I
CM 2123 - Organic Chemistry II
CM 2211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 2221 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 3313 - Biochemistry

Mathematics
MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics

Physics
PH 1214 - Elementary College Physics I
PH 1224 - Elementary College Physics II

Biomolecular Science Core
Biomolecular Science 5013, 5103, 5113, 5213, 5223, 5503

Note: This program requires the student to complete 120 hours of undergraduate credit and 30 hours of graduate credit for a total of 150 credit hours. Upon completion, the student will simultaneously receive two degrees, the B.S. in Molecular Biology and the M.S. in Biomolecular Science.

Track 2: Human Disease
Biomolecular Science
Biomolecular Science 5133, 5463
Three courses selected from: Biomolecular Science 5023, 5313, 5303, 5323, 5413, 5423, 5433, 5453

  • Undergraduate Direct Admit 
  • Direct Admit $35,752 
  • Program Tuition Estimated Room, Board & Fees $16,044 
  • *Pricing is subject to change 
  • Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship
  •  Scholarship Available - Upto $6,000
  •  *Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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