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Undergraduate Major

Students who major in Genetics, Genomics & Biotechnology choose to follow a complete science based track or one that combines science and business training. Each track includes a comprehensive core of courses in genetics, biology and chemistry along with more specialized offerings. You can review undergraduate and graduate program requirements in the University Catalog.

Genetics and Genomics Option

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This option is entirely science based and is perfect for students who wish to pursue careers in biology related fields after graduation, or who are preparing for graduate or professional educational opportunities in research, genetic counseling, medicine, dentistry or law.

Business Minor Option

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This option features a smaller core of sciences courses combined with courses taken from the Marriott School, which can lead to a minor in business management. It is perfect for students who are interested in working in biology related businesses or who have a strong interest in entrepreneurial opportunities in the life sciences.

The Genetics Great Lab

Research is conducted in the Genetics Great Lab, a shared laboratory involving all of the genetics, genomics, and biotechnology faculty and their students. The lab provides an interactive environment where students can work together to solve research problems. The laboratory includes space and equipment for genetic experiments, a computer lab for data analysis, and a break room where students can hang out, eat lunch, or study.
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Research

The Genetics, Genomics & Biotechnology program at Brigham Young University is focused on providing the highest quality mentoring experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students while developing solutions to real-world problems using cutting edge technologies. Please contact any of the genetics professors to learn about research opportunities in their labs.
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Genetics and Biotechnology Club

The club provides a social environment for students of similar interests to get together for fun and to learn about career opportunities and internships. The club maintains a Facebook page where information about activities are posted as well as information about employment and internship openings.
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Faculty

The Genetics, Genomics & Biotechnology faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research to create a supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about genetics and pursuing careers related to genomics and biotechnology. Please stop by, call or email any of us with your questions about genetics, our research, or the program of study we offer.
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