Also known as Molecular Genetics…Biotechnology…
No matter what you call it, Genetic Engineering is changing the future of health, medicine, and crime scene analysis. Whether by cloning and over-expressing genes used for the treatment of disease, sequencing genes and studying their function, engineering plants to make them more resistant to disease, helping endangered species maintain their existence on our planet, or using genetic markers to solve a crime, molecular biologists make things happen. Cedar Crest College can show you how.
The Field of Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering is an exciting and growing field. Many new developments in science and medicine are the result of new and ongoing work with recombinant DNA technology. DNA fingerprinting uses the techniques of genetic engineering; new pharmaceuticals are developed with biotechnology; and inroads into cures for cancer and other diseases are just some of the places genetic engineering will leave its mark.
Your Future in Genetic Engineering
Because of the firm foundation in science and research, Cedar Crest College's Genetic Engineering graduates possess specific skills that they can use in industry, yet they have a broad enough background to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have entered Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Purdue, University of Colorado, University of California-San Diego, Penn State, and Lehigh University. Others have studied medicine at Hahnemann University Medical School or have studied law at Franklin and Pierce Law Center. Some have chosen immediate employment and are working in breast cancer research, as a genetic counselor, a forensic scientist, or for pharmaceutical firms such as Merck, Glaxo, Roche biomedical Laboratories, etc. Graduates from the GE Program at Cedar Crest College are successful in their professional lives…wouldn’t you like to join them?Last Updated: 8/10/11