Molecular Biology is a major program that prepares people to research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
A major program in molecular biology may include instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Molecular Biology (use the College Search feature and enter " Molecular Biology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Molecular Biology Studies?
Working as a molecular biologist likely means you are in a laboratory environment conducting research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of genetic processes, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation which have a wide variety of implications for medicine, genetics, and the environment.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Molecular Biology Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Society for Cell Biology
- American Society for Microbiology
- Genetics Society of America
Publications/Magazines in Molecular Biology: