Science has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last few years, and nowhere has the impact been as dramatic as at the interface between biology and chemistry – the bio-molecular sciences. Recent developments in biotechnology, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering and medicine have been truly astounding and will only continue throughout the 21st century. Few sciences will have an impact on our lives as much as this one, and few offer the opportunities for individuals to make such a broad variety of contributions. Clarkson University’s program in Biomolecular Science is designed to:
Develop within the student a solid and comprehensive knowledge base to meet the challenges of professional careers spanning the full range of the chemical and biomolecular sciences.
Create an intellectually stimulating and experience rich learning environment, with exposure to open-ended problems frequently encountered in real-world situations, to prepare the student for industry positions, graduate school and professional programs in the health sciences.
Support and encourage the development of excellent communication tools and practice in forming professional relationships and skills.
This is an interdisciplinary program, building on strong foundations in both chemistry and biology, and finishing with capstone courses and labs in biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology. Professional and free electives allow students to build specializations in their own areas of interest and to participate in faculty-directed research, a “trademark” of science education at Clarkson.
Careers span the full range of the chemical and biological sciences, with exceptional opportunities in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, in biotechnology and genetic engineering, biofuels, forensics and the health sciences. The program at Clarkson is an excellent preparation for entrance into professional schools in medicine and dentistry, or for the Doctor of Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant programs at Clarkson. Our alumni have reported they are solidly prepared for the Medical College Admission Test and ready to meet the challenges of medical school.