Dual-Degree BS in Biology/MS in Molecular and Cell Biology (4+1)

Program Contact:  Deborah Clark   203-582-8270

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Dual-Degree BS in Biology and MS in Molecular and Cell Biology. The MS in Molecular and Cell Biology provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue studies in professional health care fields and doctoral programs. It also offers a competitive edge for students wishing to pursue a career in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.

Upon satisfactory completion of all of the undergraduate curriculum requirements, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The requirements and policies for the undergraduate degree are the same as described on the Bachelor of Science in Biology page. Students complete graduate-level biology courses during their senior year; the requirements and policies for the graduate degree are the same as described on the Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology page. A maximum of 9 graduate credits may be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate requirements. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for all graduate courses. Students earn the MS in Molecular and Cell Biology upon satisfactory completion of all of the graduate curriculum requirements.