What can I do with a major in...Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics?
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What can I do to find out if Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics is for me?
The next challenge for molecular biologists is to successfully organize and utilize the wealth of information in the genomic and proteomic database to answer our biological questions, design new drugs and solve problems such as diagnosis and treatment of disease, environmental degradation and providing a global food supply.
To address this task the Department of Biological Science at UW-P has created a new and challenging undergraduate program that will successfully prepare students to enter into the Biotechnology arena.
Students will be continually challenged by exercises that test their problem solving ability. The program also emphasizes hands on research experience.
What skills will I develop?
- Ability to make critical observations and decisions
- Proficiency in reading, writing, thinking, questioning, analyzing, and problem solving
- Ability to operate scientific equipment
- Ability to conduct and explain scientific research
- A thorough knowledge of basic biological theories and practices
- Proficiency in critical speaking and memorization
- Ability to organize and maintain accurate records
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
The opportunities for students trained in molecular biology and bioinformatics are numerous and diverse.
Biotechnology is an integral and growing part of
- Pharmaceuticals and Drug design
- Environmental Protection
- Forensic Science
- Take a molecular biology or bioinformatics course
- Research molecular biology and bioinformatic careers
- Conduct informational interviews
- Network with professionals working in the molecular biology and bioinformatics industry
- Volunteer or work part time in a molecular biology or bioinformatics position
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center