The 34-credit MS program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) offers students a professional development graduate degree with enhanced capability and competitiveness in career-related biochemistry, molecular biology, and health-related fields. This is a thesis-based graduate program that contains training in ethical and regulatory issues, a requirement of all new Federal grant applicants. The curriculum emphasizes technological applications and is designed to provide students with a strong grounding in running a research laboratory.
In addition to Pace University's research opportunities, students have the opportunity to do their research in the Department of Neuronal Cell Signaling at Cornell-Weil Medical School or have an international experience at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
The program can be completed in one year.
Prerequisites for this program include a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. Applicants who haven't completed such a major may be required to complete some or all of the following courses:
- 2 semesters of General Chemistry,
- 2 semesters of General Biology,
- 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry,
- 2 semesters of General Physics,
- 2 semesters of Calculus,
- 2 semesters of Physical Chemistry,
- either 2 semesters of Biochemistry or 1 semester of Biochemistry and
- 1 semester of Molecular Biology.