Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Degree

Both molecular biology and biochemistry are fascinating and complex fields of study. The study of biochemistry emphasizes the chemical processes relating to and within a living organism. On the other hand, molecular biology focuses on the biological activity on a molecular basis in the systems of a cell. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer molecular biology and biochemistry degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

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  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Description

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, biochemists and biophysicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007