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Genomics and Molecular Genetics

A genetics major wears gloves and works in a lab, with close oversight by a professor.

The genomics and molecular genetics major is designed to provide a broad foundation in science, with emphasis on genomics and molecular genetics. Although the majority of the course work is prescribed, students can tailor their degree program to their own interests within the field from a slate of options. 

Graduates may apply for certification with the National Registry of Microbiologists of the American Society for Microbiology. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates in genomics and molecular genetics pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of biological science, research methods and genomics. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Animal biotechnology/breeding companies
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Medical schools
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Plant or animal genetics labs
  • Private agricultural companies

Alumni work as: 

  • Technical aides in animal science
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Geneticists
  • Molecular and cellular biologists
  • Medical scientists
  • Bioinformatics scientists
  • Cytogenetic technologists

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