Applied Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science

The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences offers a BS degree in Applied Biological Sciences. 

This program prepares students for careers and/or graduate school by training students in the broad area of applied biological sciences. 

 ABS Students:

  • Are rigorously trained in ABS, including microbiology, genetics, and cell and molecular biology
  • Acquire a solid foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and biochemistry.    
  • Enjoy customized instruction and preparation for the workplace, graduate, or professional school.  
  • Pursue successful cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented, and health related careers.     
  • Prepared, with further certification, to fill the demand for highly-trained science teachers.  

 

This major has a wide range of options to uniquely prepare graduates to pursue cross-disciplinary and technology-oriented careers and professional development paths.  Students can select courses from an extensive list of electives to suit their particular interests and career aspirations.  Students wishing to pursue careers or graduate study in medicine, pharmaceutical science, biomedical technology, medical and patent law, academic research, among other areas, can choose an interdisciplinary approach involving courses in molecular biology and microbiology. For students wishing to prepare for graduate study in biomedical engineering or pursue career fields such as bioprocessing or bioenergy, the ABS program provides an opportunity to meld biology with world-class engineering courses. This focus involves academic preparation in various engineering disciplines, including chemical, materials & metallurgical or mechanical engineering. 

ABS graduates are also well-positioned, with further certification, to fill the demand for highly-trained middle and high school science teachers.