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The Augusta University College of Science and Math offers 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. 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. 

Students will choose as a focus area of their studies either the Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration or the Medicinal Chemistry Concentration. However, through the combined and innovative curriculum, students will gain interdisciplinary knowledge of the biological systems and responses to bioactive compounds at a physiological, cellular, and molecular level.  Fundamental skills, including data analysis, problem solving, critical evaluation of scientific literature, oral and written communication, and experimental methods, will be reinforced.