Human Medical Genetics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of human genetics from the standpoint of medical applications such as clinical diagnosis, genetic engineering and therapy, transplantation, and the study of genetic diseases and disabilities and their defense. Includes instruction in human molecular genetics; genetic factors causing disease; changes in gene expression during development, differentiation, and pathogenesis; recombinant DNA; gene therapy; clinical genetics; genetic epidemiology; immunogenetics; cytogenetics; and genetics of specific disorders and diseases. Is Human Medical Genetics the right major for you?
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Human Medical Genetics Major

What Courses Do Human Medical Genetics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Human Medical 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.

  • Bacteriology
  • Chemistry
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Embryology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
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