Genes affect our development, our health, and even aspects of our behaviors and personalities. DNA is the foundation of all life on Earth, yet each organism has unique genetic characteristics and functions. Genetics provides a common link between species that help us to identify shared traits and history, furthering our understanding of the fundamental properties of life, and can lead to discoveries that benefit health, society, and the environment.

About the Major

The Genetics major offers a foundation in biological principles with specialized courses in genetics at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.  As a Genetics major, you learn to identify, alter, or manage the fundamental molecular and cellular properties of life.

Keywords: medicine, health careers, gene therapy, genetic engineering, biotechnology, advanced research, laboratory science, pharmaceutical areas, heredity, ancestry research,  genetic counseling.

Other majors in the Biological Sciences:

Biology Microbiology Botany
Zoology Pre-Professional Zoology Neuroscience
Environment & Sustainability Health & Human Kinetics Biochemistry (Dept. of Chemistry)

Highlights

Graduate Outcomes

Gregory Serpa '15

Gregory graduated with a Genetics major and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Brown University.

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Department Contact Info

Location

Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3500
F 740-368-3999
E jegoldst@owu.edu

Department Contact

Chair: Laurel Anderson
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center Room 243
740-368-3501
ljanders@owu.edu