Vermont State’s rigorous Molecular Biology & Biomedicine Concentration in our Biology program prepares you for a variety of positions in medicine, science, and research as well as admission to medical school. Our program gives you opportunities typically found in a biomedicine major at large research institutions — but with the personalized learning and attention for which Vermont State University is known. The Molecular Biology & Biomedicine program is specially designed to help you pursue careers in medicine (pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary school), pharmaceutical sciences, or biomedical research. You’ll benefit from small classes, conducting your own faculty-mentored research, assistance with medical school applications, and completing internships in medical settings.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Biology, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Molecular Biology & Biomedicine at Vermont State?
Hands-On Learning: You’ll conduct research alongside your professors and your classes may bring you to natural ecosystems across Vermont, or places like the Mojave Desert, Costa Rica, Iceland, and other locations.
Medical School Preparation: If you plan to pursue medical school, we’ll encourage you to complete an internship or volunteer experience in a hospital, clinic, or other medical settings. We’ll also help you prepare to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) by the end of your junior year.
Licensure Opportunity: With your molecular biology and biomedicine degree, you’ll be eligible to pursue endorsement for licensure as a science teacher for grades 7 to 12.
Broad Background: We’ll provide you with foundational knowledge relevant to all sub-fields of biology, so you can keep your career options open. Professionals in these fields commonly begin as biomedicine or molecular biology majors:
What You’ll Learn
Core courses will introduce you to the fundamentals of chemistry and physics. You can also study topics like biomechanics, human anatomy, cellular biology, genetics, and modern experimental techniques to analyze cellular functions. You’ll also learn how to conduct, write, and present research.
If you plan to pursue medical school, we’ll help you complete an internship or volunteer experience in a hospital, clinic, or other medical settings. This major also allows you to take advantage of the outside, natural laboratory as much as possible in both your lab and travel courses. Some courses also offer the opportunity to visit natural ecosystems across Vermont, the U.S., the Caribbean, Scandinavia, and more.
The Jeffords Science Center at Castleton recently underwent a million-dollar renovation to upgrade teaching laboratories and independent research space. Castleton also provides access to all that the Green Mountains has to offer, as well as being home Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake within the borders of Vermont. The Johnson campus is home to the Babcock Nature Preserve, teaching laboratories, a greenhouse, an artificial stream laboratory, a cellular and molecular laboratory, and extensive herbarium and vertebrate museum collections.
You’ll be eligible to earn your initial licensure in secondary education.
As a Molecular Biology and Biomedicine student, you will have access to the Vermont Biomedical Research Network, which provides research and networking opportunities with faculty and other students all across the state of Vermont.
“Each and every professor I’ve had the privilege of getting to know has been amazing. They have all given me their best advice on classes, work ethics, after graduation fears, and troubles to their best abilities and I could not be more thankful.”