Why Major in Genetics?

Training the next generation of leaders in science and medicine.

What is Genetics?

  • Genetics is the study of heredity and the variation of inherited traits.
  • Geneticists study gene function and regulation, including the role of genes in disease and health.
  • Geneticists make use of natural molecular machines to create and manipulate genetic material in both living and controlled systems.

What can I do with a BS in Genetics?

A BS in Biochemistry equips students with the skillset required for success in graduate, medical, or professional school. Many of our students opt to join the workforce, securing positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

Learn more about undergraduate research!

Interested in the Research Scholars Program offered by LAUNCH (Honors and Undergraduate Research)? Visit their site to learn more!


I chose to major in biochemistry because I saw how it was uniquely positioned within the sciences. There are a lot of different and difficult science majors at A&M, but biochemistry allows an integrated approach that encourages the student to understand the “why” behind the macroscopic while not being too narrow in the microscopic. I wanted to be challenged not to be satisfied with surface level information and push beyond what was currently known. One big lesson I’ve learned is that the more you know, the more you realized how much you do not know. As I took more advanced courses, the more questions I had many of which could not be answered with current knowledge. I plan on attending medical school after I graduate. This program has allowed me to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that will allow me to be a better doctor in the future.

Tiffany Gunnels, Undergraduate

Biochemistry and Genetics curriculum

Review the coursework and degree plans for both degrees here.

How do I minor in Biochemistry or Genetics?

A biochemistry or genetics minor is a great complement to other STEM degrees. Learn more here!

How can I get involved in research?

Experience the thrill of discovery firsthand!


Want to learn more about our program? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us!
| Email: biobiougradadv@tamu.edu

| Phone: 979-458-1136