Diagnostic Genetic Sciences

diagnostic genetic sciences

WHAT IS DIAGNOSTIC GENETIC SCIENCES (DGS)?

This major is part of the Health and Medicine Exploration Group

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The Diagnostic Genetic Sciences major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and offers two concentrations: Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics. Cytogenetic technologists study blood, bone marrow, solid tissues, and amniotic fluid for chromosomal abnormalities that are associated with genetic malformations and diseases like cancer. Molecular technologists evaluate and investigate DNA and RNA with regards to disease, identity, cancer and forensics. 

HOW TO DECLARE:

APPLICATION REQUIRED.  Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)

MCB 2400 - Human Genetics (Major Requirement)

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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