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B.S. in Genetics

Genetics pervades every aspect of modern society, from discussions on health care to cloning. With the sequencing of the human genome, it is more important than ever for biology students to have a broad background in the study of heredity and evolution.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540 
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

The Genetics major is designed to benefit undergraduates who have a particular interest in learning about developmental genetics, evolutionary genetics, and molecular genetics and to allow them to explore how our knowledge of genetic mechanisms contributes to our understanding of human development and disease. The major will be especially attractive to students desiring focused study and preparation for graduate training.

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“Why should anyone who is not a scientist or a clinician care about the biological sciences? I would argue that there is nothing more important than the study of life. Hence, it is essential that all of us understand as much as we can about life and the living world, not only so we can be better informed about our own medical care, but to also ensure that our children, grandchildren and generations beyond inherit a better world.

From eradicating the most menacing diseases to tackling severe threats to the environment, we are working in the areas of greatest urgency.”

Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D. // Dean, UCI School of Biological Sciences

Courses include

  • Research in Developmental and Cell Biology
  • Graduate Tutorial in Developmental and Cell Biology
  • Developmental and Cell Biology Journal Club.
  • Mouse Developmental Genetics.
  • Advanced Developmental Genetics.
  • Topics in Systems Biology.
  • Principles of Genomics
  • Cell Biology
  • Systems Cell and Developmental Biology.
  • Stem Cell Biology

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