The Augusta University College of Science and Math is excited to offer a two-year, 36 credit hour, thesis based, Masters of Science Degree in Biomolecular Science. The program will provide education and training for careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, and chemical industries or for entry into doctoral research or professional degree programs. Through an innovative curriculum, students will gain interdisciplinary knowledge of the biological systems and responses to bioactive compounds at a physiological, cellular, and molecular level. With a requirement to complete a mentored research project, the program prepares students to investigate a wide range of biomedical-related topics including study of the mechanism of disease and development of new drugs. As a dedicated master’s program, your research and success is our priority!
Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration: The curriculum within the cell and molecular biology track will focus on pharmacology, molecular physiology, and cancer biology. Students within this track will conduct their thesis research on a variety of cellular and genetic topics including but not limited to, cell signaling, molecular changes due to aging, pancreatitis and glioblastoma.
Medicinal Chemistry Concentration: The curriculum within the medicinal chemistry concentration focuses on drug development including synthesis and rational drug design. Students’ research will focus on designing and developing new molecules which can be tested against diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and for pain relief. In both class and research, students will use computational tools to design and evaluate drug candidates.
Program Director for the Cell & Molecular Biology Concentration
"As the first graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences, we are excited to see the program and our students develop and grow."
Program Director for the Medicinal Chemistry Concentration
"The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to collaborate with the Department of Biological Sciences to offer students this unique, interdisciplinary program to prepare them for future studies in graduate or professional schools or to integrate directly into the workforce."
"I liked [the Biomolecular Science] program because it not only provided an opportunity to do research but also it had a teaching component.” Augusta was also Amber’s home, and during the pandemic, many people discovered the value of family.”
"I chose this program because of the opportunity to develop academically in 3 different areas: coursework, research, and teaching. I know that I will continue to draw on my experiences from this program as I work towards becoming a physician-scientist.”