Bachelor of Genetics

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The Bachelor of Genetics gives students a solid grounding in the principles of inheritance and the structure and function of genes, as well as the theory that underpins population genetics, evolutionary genetics and genomics. Bachelor of Genetics students learn to apply modern techniques of genomics, bioinformatics and molecular genetics, that are now essential to fields as diverse as medical biology, plant science and conservation.

Career prospects

Genetics graduates are highly sought after by employers for positions in medical science, agricultural science and conservation biology. An understanding of genetics is also becoming essential in policy making in relation to the exploitation of natural resources such as fisheries and forestry, as well as conservation, land management and medicine.

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