Undergraduate Offices in
Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Dorilyn Hitchcock M.S. MT [ASCP]
The Department prepares students for entry into professional schools in health sciences such as medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine and graduate school as well as to enter the technical work force in biotechnology, pharmaceutical or other medical technology industry.
The undergraduate program offers an array of courses, such as anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology.
There are approximately 2600 students enrolled in the department’s undergraduate major in Biomedical Sciences. Students enrich their education by participating in one of several student organizations or by working with faculty on directed research. The diverse research interests of the faculty in the department create a unique environment for interdisciplinary research. Our faculty has expertise in a wide range of biomedical science specialties, including microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, molecular cardiovascular biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, molecular parasitology, biotechnology, oncology and nanobiology.
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The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, in the Burnett School of Biomedical Science, houses a Bachelor’s of Science in Biotechnology. The overall goal of this academic program is to produce highly trained graduates who will meet the workforce needs of the biotechnology industry in Florida and the nation.
A career in biotechnology is an invitation to participate in the development of new products and processes that improve the quality of human life! With a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology students are prepared to enter this emerging industry right after graduation.
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The mission of this program is to prepare students to become Medical Laboratory Technologists.
The medical laboratory sciences program is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Administered by the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, the program has limited access due to low student-clinical instructor ratio limits required for accreditation.
This program offers hands on training in each of the five diagnostic areas: clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematolgy, clinical microbiology and immunology. Upon graduation, students qualify for state licensure and national certification and have opportunities to work in some of the highest caliber hospitals, research facilities and diagnostic centers in the country. Program curriculum gives students a thorough background in the physical and biological sciences; develops their understanding, skills and abilities essential to assume leadership roles in management and education; develops a high level of proficiency in the clinical laboratory, and allows recognition of the importance of continuing education needed for professional growth.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences, students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the major courses. The degree is awarded upon completion of the university’s didactic and clinical program. Upon receiving a degree in medical laboratory sciences, graduates are eligible for national certification and State of Florida licensure.
This program is accredited by
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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Rosemont, IL 60018-5119