UGA Specific Information for Genetics

Biology encompasses the study of all living organisms, including microbes, plants, and animals. The study of biology includes various aspects of life, including basic organization (molecular, cellular, tissues, organs), how organisms function, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred, and development of biotechnology. Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary). They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

Genetics is a discipline of biology,which includes the science of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms. Genetics is the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring, including the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior in the context of a cell or organism, gene distribution, and variation and change in populations. Given that genes are universal to living organisms, genetics can be applied to the study of all living systems; including bacteria, plants, animals, and humans.

Employers Hiring UGA Genetics for the Class of 2016*

Denimology.com | NYU Langone Medical Center | The University of Georgia | United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Job Titles of UGA Genetics Majors for the Class of 2016*

Lab Technician | Research Assistant | Research Technician | Research Technician III

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Genetics Majors for the Class of 2016*

Augusta University | Chattahoochee Technical College | Duke University | Georgia Gwinnett College | Mercer University | The Medical University of South Carolina | The University of Georgia | The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | The University of Virginia

UGA Genetics Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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