Genetics and Genomics
- Bachelor of Science
Are you looking to contribute to the advancements in heredity research? Do you want to explore the evolution of organisms? Geneticists seek to answer fundamental questions about how organisms inherit characteristics and transmit them to their offspring. Concepts of heredity and evolution are important in many areas of modern science and industry, including biotechnology, medicine and agriculture.
You'll begin your study with foundation courses in biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics and physics. At the upper-division level, you'll study advanced general topics in the biological sciences, and you may also choose from such courses as molecular genetics, embryology, developmental genetics and bacteriology.
- Genetic Counselor
- Agricultural Technologist
- Veterinary medicine
- Integrative genetics and genomics
- Human genetics
- Agilent Technologies
- Pacific Biosciences
- Local Genetic Counseling Firms
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