Bachelor of Genetics

Unravel the mysteries of DNA, understand how genes interact with the environment and how your heredity determines your risk of developing certain diseases with a Bachelor of Genetics from ANU, a leading centre of genetic research, and the best university in Australia1.

The growing availability of completely sequenced genomes, computational analysis and molecular analytic tools has revolutionised genetics, leading to discoveries in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology. Be part of this revolution and develop skills in the techniques of genomics, bioinformatics and molecular genetics that will grant you access to an increasing range of careers in medical biology, forensic biology, plant science, crop and stock improvement, as well as conservation.

At ANU, you are exposed to ground-breaking research being undertaken by our academics in active research laboratories at the Research School of Biology and the John Curtin School of Medical Research. You can add to this experience with an internship, for example with a genetic counsellor, or at one of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, as part of your degree.

You can study this program as part of a Flexible Double Degree to extend your interests even further.

Career opportunities

As our knowledge of the human genome expands, so does the need for graduates with specialist knowledge in genetics. Our graduates are the most employable in the country2, and can go on to a career in medical and agricultural research institutes, hospitals, government departments, schools and universities, patent firms, genetic counselling services, forensics laboratories, and biotechnology companies.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
2 - The Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2016

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