Animal Genetics Major

Animal Genetics Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of the genetics of multicellular animal life forms from the experimental, comparative, and clinical (veterinary and medical) viewpoints.

A major program in Animal Genetics Studies will likely include instruction in molecular genetics, gene expression, gene regulation, genomics, epigenetic phenomena, DNA recombination and repair, genetic interactions at the microbial and higher levels, and molecular evolution.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Animal Genetics Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Animal Genetics Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Animal Genetics Studies?

With a degree in this field,  you can be employed by state or federal animal pharmaceutical companies, breeding companies and universities. With an associate degree or certificate program in either veterinary or medical technology, you may find an entry-level position in a lab.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Animal Genetics Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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