Genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Visit the departmental homepage at: http://www.genetics.wisc.edu/
Field of Study
Learn about genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms. Knowledge of molecular, quantitative, population and cytogenetics can help us understand diseases and evolutionary biology. Application of genetic engineering techniques using bioinformatic tools and genomics can be used to investigate any area of biology.
Research scientist or technician (university, industry, or agriculture), physician, veterinarian, physician assistant, public health professional, teacher, genetic counselor, forensic scientist, patent attorney, pharmaceutical or technical salesperson, science writer.
Special Opportunities & Additional Information
- Undergraduate Genetics Association (UGA).
- The genetics major prepares students well for professional schools (Medical and Veterinary Science Schools) or graduate school programs.
- Mentored research opportunities available with Genetics faculty and trainers: http://www.genetics.wisc.edu/FacultyTrainers.htm
- Biology: Biology 151-152 (recommended) or Botany 130 and Zoology 101-102 or Biocore
- Calculus: 221 (211 not accepted)
- General Chemistry: Chem 103-104; or Chem 109
- Organic Chemistry: Chem 343, 344, and 345
- Physics: Physics 103-104 or Physics 201-202 or Physics 207-208 (recommended)
- Statistics: 371