Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience BS
Harness technology advancements and biomolecular processes to research and develop technologies in genetics, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and vaccine development, environment and energy, forensic science, genetic counseling, and more to improve human health.
- Bachelor of Science
- Approximately 100 students are enrolled in this program
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is optional for this program
- Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
- Co-op availability: Second Year summer through Fourth Year fall
Salary InformationCo-op: $18.78 $12.00 - $24.37
Student Skills & CapabilitiesBuilding on a core of biology, chemistry, math, and liberal arts, the courses in this major are taught from a molecular bioscience perspective and are focused on the central genetic dogma of molecular biology. The curriculum explores the rapidly-expanding field of genetic engineering and almost unlimited potential that controlled genetic experiments hold for improving the quality of life. Specialized areas of interest include recombinant DNA, mammalian and plant tissue culture, and monoclonal antibody production.
Equipment & Facilities
Students are exposed to nine teaching laboratories and 13 student/faculty research laboratories. Some of these labs include: NYS-DOH certified animal facility, Greenhouse and plant tissue culture facility, Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Next Generation Sequencing platform
Job TitlesCultivation Technician, Genotyping Technician, Microbiology Analyst, Lab Technician, Research Assistant, Scientist, Medical Scribe, Bench Scientist
- The RIT Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience Program is the first of its kind in the country. Our graduates typically get jobs in pharmaceutical companies and or matriculate in professional/graduate schools.
- It should be noted that ~70% of our upper division elective courses have a laboratory component to facilitate experiential learning.
Selected Employer Hiring Partners
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, University of Rochester Medical Center, The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Pfizer, Inc., Conagen, SterRx, MedMen, The Jackson Laboratory
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career. We will make every effort to help you succeed. Call our office and ask to speak with Kris Stehler, the career services coordinator who works with the Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603