Genetics is the study of genes, their structure, function, transmission and evolution. Encompassing a rich and diverse range of research topics, it lies at the centre of biology because the same basic genetic principles apply to microbes, plants, animals and humans.
This major covers a broad range of genetic and genomic topics, including conservation and medical and developmental genetics. It will expose you to the most recent advances in the various genetics disciplines and will prepare you for a successful career in this exciting and fast-moving field.
A major in Genetics will equip you with advanced practical skills in contemporary experimental methods such as recombinant DNA techniques, gene expression analysis, genetic breeding experiments, analysis of transgenic organisms and genotyping methods.
As a graduate, you may find employment in medical and agricultural research institutes, hospitals, government departments, schools and universities, patent firms, genetic-counselling services, forensics laboratories, and biotechnology companies.