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Molecular Biology Major

Molecular Biology Major

Molecular Biology at Messiah College

Learn about living systems at the molecular level by participating in hands-on lab experiences.

If you enjoy learning about the structure and function of living systems and life processes or are curious about genes and how cells and organisms metabolize, grow, reproduce, interact, and adapt, then a degree in molecular biology could be right for you.  At Messiah College, you’ll find this major provides hands-on experience in manipulating and analyzing genes and their protein products.  You’ll even get to use specialized software to see molecular structures such as DNA.  

You also could delve into credit-bearing research opportunities at nearby Penn State Hershey College of Medicine or become one of Messiah’s candidates for summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs.  Or maybe an on-campus summer research program working with familiar faculty in a research lab - complete with a stipend - might be something you’d like to consider.  

At Messiah, you’ll find countless opportunities to investigate the world of macromolecules, genes, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and more!

At Messiah, you'll benefit from our strong emphasis on credit-bearing undergraduate research and a solid foundation in introductory biology and chemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.


Molecular biology major distinctives
Career options for molecular biology majors
Internship opportunities for molecular biology majors
Learn more about the Department of Biological Sciences

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Students in the molecular biology program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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