The curriculum of the Department of Genetics is centered around four main goals. These goals shape our innovative courses and provide the basis for life-long learning.

  • Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts and theories in genetics.
  • Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. That is, to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.
  • Use genetic information and ideas to critically analyze published research articles in genetics.
  • At the end of four years, all our students will be able to design an experiment, carry out the research using the appropriate laboratory techniques and analyze and interpret their data. They will also be able to communicate their discoveries through a written article appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed Genetics journal, and through talks or posters appropriate for scientific meetings.