School of
Molecular Biosciences
We prepare students for careers in science, health, and medicine and are leaders in the vast range of life sciences research.

School of Molecular Biosciences

Our faculty are leading biomedical research scientists in reproductive and developmental sciences, infectious diseases, functional genomics, and DNA repair and chromosome structure. We offer undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral training in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and microbiology.

Undergraduate degree programs

We prepare you for a career in human and animal science, health, and medicine.

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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Study life on the molecular level, using approaches from chemistry, physics, and biology

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Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology

The science of heredity and the structure and function of living cells

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Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Study organisms and viruses too small to be seen by the unaided eye

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Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies

  • Earn an Bachelor of Science in as little as 3 years.
  • Earn an accelerated PhD degree in as little as 7 years.

Graduate degree programs

Rigorous educational training for tomorrow’s scientists

Master of Science in Molecular Biosciences

Uses the approaches of chemistry, physics, and biology to understand the fundamental mechanisms of living organisms

PhD in Molecular Biosciences

Life science research in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, structural biology, and virology


Molecular Biosciences Undergraduate Certificate

Interdisciplinary science training provides a foundation in genetics, microbiology, and biochemistry

Professional Molecular Sciences Graduate Certificate

Designed for students with science degrees who want to transition into a variety of careers 

Postdoctoral training programs

Our postdoctoral programs provide advanced research training and career development.

Infectious disease and microbial immunology postdoctoral program

Designed to prepare fellows to address critical knowledge gaps in zoonotic infectious diseases and emergence of antimicrobial resistance. It is funded by the prestigious and highly competitive National Institutes of Health T32 training program.

Centers, initiatives, and programs

Research areas

  • Cellular signaling
  • Molecular reproduction and regeneration
  • Infectious disease
  • Functional genomics
  • Chromosome biology and DNA repair
  • Biology and biochemistry education research

Other labs, libraries, and facilities

Our faculty and students have access to extensive and modern WSU research labs, libraries, and facilities in molecular, material, chemical, and biochemical sciences.

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Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and professional and graduate students across the college

School news


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School of Molecular Biosciences
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 647520, Pullman, WA 99164-7520