The Department of Genetics provides a supportive and unique environment for students to understand the full spectrum of molecular, evolutionary, and population genetics. Our major prepares students for careers in biomedical fields, as well as teaching, academic research, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. And, our students are competitive for admission to the top medical and professional schools and graduate programs in the country.
After taking introductory courses in genetics and evolutionary biology, majors may choose from a variety of upper level Genetics courses. Depending on the interests and career goals of a particular student, our majors can also satisfy requirements for major electives by taking upper level courses in other departments. In addition to lecture courses, majors can choose from several different laboratory courses, which focus on molecular genetics, evolutionary genetics, or genomics. The Department strongly encourages undergraduates to pursue independent research with one of our faculty. In addition to the high value placed on research by medical and graduate school admissions committees, an undergraduate research experience serves to consolidate all your Genetics training into a single keystone experience.
Beyond the Classroom
- Genomics and Bioinformatics
- Evolutionary Biology
- Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Developmental Biology
- Molecular Evolution
- Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
- The University of Georgia
- University of Cincinnati
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Omni International
- Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
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