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B.S. in Molecular Biosciences

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Start your career strong

Health care industries are among the top 10 most profitable in the nation according to Forbes Magazine. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health science-related careers, including health care to grow 11 percent by 2022. This field includes a variety of in-demand professions, including medical health care, veterinary health care, immunology and animal science.

A health science professional’s duties might include:

  • Working with patients in a clinic setting
  • Performing tests to help physicians diagnose and treat diseases
  • Helping patients recover from injury or surgeries as a physical therapist
  • Studying and discovering new disease treatments

What career possibilities does molecular bioscience offer?

A bachelor’s degree in molecular biosciences offers students a strong background in genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry, as well as hands-on lab experience. Many students in this program continue on to pursue medical, dental or pharmacy school, or graduate work in the health sciences with high success rates. Graduates have pursued careers at Kansas City institutions and organizations such as the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, KU Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City Kansas Crime Laboratory, Clinical Reference Laboratories and Quintiles.

Is the B.S. in Molecular Biosciences right for you?

KU’s Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences is designed for undergraduate students who have completed an associate’s degree or equivalent hours, and want to complete the final two years of a bachelor’s degree program. This pathway is an excellent choice for students who are critical thinkers and who enjoy synthesizing data and working on teams or individually to solve problems. The degree is often used as a stepping stone to medical school or other post-graduate education, but can also be used as an introduction to a career in lab-based bioscience.

How is the program structured?

The Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences program consists of 120 credit hours, including 36 hours of general science requirements, 32 hours of molecular bioscience core classes, 12 hours of molecular biosciences electives, 24 hours of KU Core requirements and 16 hours of open electives.

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Why a KU Molecular Biosciences degree?


  • Evening classes
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree in two years
  • MetroKC tuition rate available for Missouri students


  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • KU is one of 34 members of AAU


  • Prepares students for medical school and secondary degrees
  • Strong alumni network with connections to Kansas City institutions and organizations
  • Hands-on curriculum with real-world application

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Cost per credit hour
Resident or MetroKC Nonresident
$452.95 $993.30

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