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Molecular Biology and Genetics Major

Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG)

Admission Requirements

Understanding the Genetics of Microorganisms

 Join an Innovative Field

Discover how significant advances in molecular and cellular biology can be applied to gene therapy, genetic testing, biopharmaceuticals and crop production.

 Gain Hands-on Experience

Undergraduate laboratories will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to perform basic procedures commonly used in the field of molecular biology and genetics.

 Participate in Research Projects

Participate in research projects with professors to gain additional hands-on training for a career in this exciting field.

Why Molecular Biology and Genetics?

In this major, you will study how molecular mechanisms and genetic deviation lead to changes, expression and evolution of populations, molecular roles in the cellular process and gene regulation, all while gaining experience designing and implementing experimental procedure in gene analysis, manipulation and more.

Students in the Molecular Biology and Genetics MBG program may also be interested in studying Biological ScienceBiological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other majors.

MBG Course Calendar

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Molecular Biology and Genetics co-op is a five-year program, which includes four work terms. and helps to provide invaluable experience in hands-on, scientific settings, providing skills and experience to boost your resume and fast-track your career.

MBG Co-op Calendar


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