Genetic Counseling Counselor Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to counsel patients and families concerning inherited genetic disorders and diseases; assess risk factors and planning options associated with potential and actual inherited conditions; and serve as patient advocates and provide referral services in relation to private and public support services. Includes instruction in clinical/medical genetics, methods of genetic testing, interviewing and counseling skills, genetic and support services delivery, principles of public health, medical ethics, law and regulations, patient advocacy, and professional standards. Is Genetic Counseling Counselor the right major for you?
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Genetic Counseling Counselor Major

What Courses Do Genetic Counseling Counselor Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Genetic Counseling Counselor majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
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