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Molecular Biotechnology Program

I am thrilled to see my genome.
-James Watson, Nobel Prize-Winning Molecular Biologist, Co-Discoverer of DNA

What is Molecular Biotechnology?

Molecular Biotechnology combines microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and cell biology into a discipline that focuses on improving the quality of life through the comingling of science and technology. Using laboratory techniques, Molecular Biotechnology involves the study and modification of nucleic acids and proteins for advancements in health care, plant and animal agriculture, environment conservation, aquaculture, chemical and textile manufacturing, forestry and more.

Macomb’s Molecular Biotechnology Program

In Macomb’s Molecular Biotechnology Program, you will learn about biological diversity, ecology, DNA, RNA, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics, thermodynamics and acid-base interactions. You will also be introduced to biological principles, organic synthesis, the qualitative semimicro analysis of ions and the interrelationship of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, as you gain a better understanding of the life processes common to all living things. Macomb‘s Molecular Biotechnology Program has also been designed to prepare you for continued study at the bachelor’s degree level.

Molecular Biotechnology Courses at Macomb

In the Molecular Biotechnology Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • General Biology 1 & 2
  • PreCalculus
  • Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1
  • General Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Biotechnology
  • College Physics 1 & 2
  • Human Physiological Anatomy
  • General Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Science Degree in Molecular Biotechnology

With an Associate of Science Degree in Molecular Biotechnology, you will be qualified for positions that include medial & clinical laboratory technologist and biological technician.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Molecular Biotechnology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Molecular Biotechnology Program?

For more information about the Molecular Biotechnology Program at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus, 586.286.2147,
or at South Campus: 586.445.7354,

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