Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
If you are looking to earn a degree in a STEM field, there are many different careers out there that might be well suited for you. For example, by earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, you can prepare for a career in a high-growth area such as biotechnology or healthcare research. Continue reading to learn more about this degree and the careers in biochemistry and molecular biology that might be available to you:
Exploring the Possibilities
Scientists are always needed in the workforce to make new discoveries. If you have a passion for research and development, some fields that may interest you include biomedicine, biotechnology, agricultural research and pharmaceutics. In addition, you may also find interest in becoming a research scientist that specializes in a particular subject, as labs are always looking for researchers with expertise in certain areas!
A benefit of pursuing a career in biochemistry and molecular biology is the opportunity for career advancement. This field continues to grow at a rapid rate, offering many different kinds of positions for new graduates. Having a strong knowledge base in this field can put you ahead of the game when searching for a career.
The Program at GCU
Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology can provide you with the tools and resources needed to pursue a career you are passionate about. In this program, you will learn concepts such as:
- Principles of microbiology
- Modern physics
- Data Analysis and interpretation
- Molecular analysis
- Scientific foundation and communication
In addition to exploring these topics, this program presents many opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. Therefore, you can get a feel for what it is like to work in the biochemistry and molecular biology field. In the end, the future is bright for those who decide to pursue this degree!
To learn more about STEM programs offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.