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Genetics and Genomics

College of Biological Sciences

  • 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.    

Major Requirements

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.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Genetic Counselor
  • Biotechnologist
  • Physician
  • Researcher
  • Agricultural Technologist

Graduate Study

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Education
  • Integrative genetics and genomics
  • Human genetics

Alumni Employers

  • Genentech
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Pacific Biosciences
  • Local Genetic Counseling Firms
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