Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MS)
University of Delaware College of Health Sciences
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The MS in AMBB program is for individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, or a related major, who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology or Applied Molecular Biology, and who lack the skills set to pursue a career as a laboratory scientist in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or molecular diagnostic sectors. Through this degree, students will gain specialized, in-depth professional hands-on skills and leadership competencies preparing them to succeed within the increasingly competitive biomedical sciences sector. In today’s employment market, individuals seeking positions in laboratory-based professions require tangible skill set, as employers can no longer “pay to train.” The MS in AMBB will allow students to gain defined “bench-focused” technical competency, in addition to training in regulatory and fiscal affairs that impact laboratory management. Following graduation, students can apply their knowledge to meet specific career goals whether it be laboratory practice in biotechnology, molecular diagnostic, or academic research settings. The MS-AMBB curriculum will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination in molecular diagnostics, MB(ASCP).