Genetics Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the organization, recombination, function, regulation, and transmission of heritable information in biological organisms at all levels of complexity. Includes instruction in Mendelian genetics, mechanisms of gene regulation, chromosome structure and replication, epigenetic phenomena, DNA repair and recombination, sex determination, genetic interactions between genomes, and molecular evolution. Is Genetics the right major for you?
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Genetics Major

What Courses Do Genetics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Genetics 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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