New degree in molecular life sciences
Starting in the fall semester, we're offering an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Life Sciences jointly with the IU Bloomington Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
"The MLS degree program was created with the pre-professional in mind,” said Justin Kumar, professor of biology and GCDB section associate chair who helped design the new program. “The MLS degree will prepare students for graduate work—whether they choose to pursue medical school or a Ph.D. in the life sciences.”
For the first two years, students will focus on a selection of interdisciplinary courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math. In their junior year, they’ll select a preferred concentration: Molecular and Structural Biology or Developmental and Cellular Biology. We've designed several 400-level Molecular Life Sciences courses that provide in-depth understanding of important cellular processes. These courses are open to all eligible students, not just MLS majors.