Meet our Genetics Majors


Majoring in Genetics can take you where you want to go!

We provide comprehensive instruction in Mendelian, molecular, computational, evolutionary, and statistical genetics, as well as genetic counseling. Our students work on important research problems with renowned scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories. Although these opportunities are only possible in a major research university, our students enjoy small class sizes and the personal attention that one would expect at at a smaller college. Every student completes a minimum of two semesters of laboratory research or independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Many of our students are authors on papers published in leading scientific journals. Our graduating majors are prepared to enter graduate or professional schools or the workforce.

Students interested in careers in Genetics might be interested in this page at Career Services: Career Opportunities for Majors in Genetics

Arts and Sciences in Action: Genetics Style

Thomas Wood in lab

"It's a fantastic situation, I am studying the topic that fascinates me and getting amazing opportunities to generate new knowledge and to prepare for graduate school."

Thomas is right at home with the range of activities available at Rutgers. He’s involved with Association of Undergraduate Geneticists, the Filipino Martial Arts Club, and Leadership and Experiential Learning."

Thomas Wood

Study Genetics

Encourage research and innovation
Analyze and interpret data
Interpret the evidence that supports scientific "fact"


The Department of Genetics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Genetics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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