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On May 12, 2004, CCSU President Richard Judd finalized the establishment of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences in the following campus-wide announcement:


I am pleased to announce that I have approved the establishment of the Department of Biomolecular Science and the Department of Social Work effective immediately. The Faculty Senate on May 3rd affirmatively endorsed the plan. The Department of Biomolecular Science evolved from the Department of Biological Sciences and will be housed in the School of Technology. Dr. Timothy Shine will serve as Acting Chair of the Department. The members of the Department are Professors Michael Davis, Martin Kapper, Thomas King, Kathy Martin-Troy, James Mulrooney and Cheryl Watson.

The emergence of these two new Departments and the expansion of their programs is evidence that the University continues to develop new and emerging fields of study to serve students and Connecticut.

Richard L. Judd, President



The Biomolecular Sciences Department offers instruction in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and physiology that is strongly integrated with the theory and practice of molecular biological research. The Department offers two B.S degrees in Biomolecular Sciences, and will participate in an additional interdisciplinary program leading to a B.S. degree in Biochemistry. In addition, the Department offers a Minor in Biomolecular Science, and an Official Certificate in Biotechnology appropriate for students with majors other than biomolecular science.

Student-centered research is a feature of all undergraduate programs in Biomolecular Sciences. Located in Copernicus Hall, the Biomolecular Sciences Department includes a wide range of modern research equipment in laboratories designed both for class instruction and for independent student research. Special facilities include a protein purification and analysis facility, a cell culture facility, a molecular genetics research laboratory, a laboratory animal care suite, and a computer laboratory. Student-centered biomolecular research activity is also promoted, fostered, and supported by the Biotechnology Institute at CCSU, an interdisciplinary organization (housed in the Biomolecular Sciences Department) that is dedicated to developing college graduates with excellent research skills. The Biomolecular Sciences Department is strongly committed to student advising, and routinely promotes and participates in academic and extracurricular activities aimed at facilitating student learning and success.

Learn more about the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at our websites: the Official Website and the Unofficial Website.

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