Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on genetics as the scientific study of the organization, recombination, function, regulation, and transmission of heritable information in biological organisms at all levels of complexity. This includes molecular genetics; microbial, animal, and plant genetics; and human and medical genetics. You will learn about gene regulation, DNA and chromosome structure, genetic interactions between genomes, and molecular evolution.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to work in entry-level occupations such as research assistant.
- A master's degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research and teaching, as well as in the fields of medicine, ecology, and health care.
- A Ph.D. is required for work in higher education, independent research, and for advancement to administrative positions in research.
- Bioinformatics Scientist
- Forensic Scientist
- Genetic Counselor
- Marine Biologist
- Science Technician
- Wildlife Biologist