Undergraduate Students

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Biochemist conducting research

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the study of how recombinant DNA technology, protein chemistry, and structural biology come together at a microscopic level, allowing for microscopic interactions between atoms and molecules.

Biotechnology students and faculty with research plants


The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the ever-evolving and increasing biotechnology industry. This accelerated, five-year degree program gives students both a bachelor's and master's degree upon completion. Graduates of this program have numerous career opportunities in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Class & Career Advice

Student Center Advising

Our professional advisors can help with questions like:

  • Am I on track to graduate?
  • What classes should I take next semester?
  • Can you release an advising hold for me in MyNevada?
  • What classes are required for a specific major or minor?
  • I need to drop a class.  How will this impact my graduation timeline?
  • Can I get some help using the tools in MyNevada (e.g., Academic Planner)?
  • I don’t have a prerequisite for a required course. What are my options?
  • I have a time conflict with a required course. What are my options?
  • Can you help me file an appeal for the excess credit fee charges?
  • How are my transfer credits being counted toward my degree?


Faculty Advising

Please see the academic faculty listed below if you have questions like:

  • What can I do with my degree?
  • Should I consider post-graduate education?
  • How will my degree prepare me for graduate school?
  • What are employers looking for in graduates with my degree?
  • What is the employment outlook for graduates with my degree?
  • How can I enhance the likelihood of being successful in obtaining an internship related to my major?


Patricia Ellison

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
(Last Names A-L)

Hanna Damke

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
(Last Names M-Z)

Christie Howard

(All Students)