BS in Genomics and Molecular Genetics

The fields of Genomics and Molecular Genetics continue to expand. Genomics generally involves study of large collections of genes and the interactions of their gene products, with an eye toward understanding how genes are regulated or evolve. Molecular geneticists study individual genes and gene products and their manipulation for a variety of purposes, such as in industry or medicine. As examples, the expression of human genes in bacteria for biomedical purposes or the detection and treatment of genetic disease mutations fall into the realm of molecular genetics. This program of study prepares the student for work in genomics or in molecular genetics or for advanced study in genetics, genomics, or other biological sciences, as well as serving as the basis for professional studies, such as medicine, dentistry, or forensic or clinical laboratory science. Students study chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics and then proceed to the specific courses of the program, as given below. It is worth noting that one of the advantages of this program is an opportunity to participate in an on-going research project that contributes to the student’s graduation requirements.

Information about this or other MMG degree programs may be obtained from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics by email (mmgugrad@msu.edu).


Genomics and Molecular Genetics