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 the Genetics program at A&M because it is a small program at a large university. Not many universities offer a Bachelor’s degree in genetics and the degree program at A&M allows you to follow many career paths in the future. I like that the Biochemistry/Genetics program is small. You get to know people in your classes early on and you will continue to take classes together as you go through the program. The faculty are great and always willing to help. Since the class sizes are fairly small, you have the opportunity to build a relationship with your professors that you may not necessarily get in other programs. I plan on earning a Masters in Genetic Counseling. By being in a research lab, I have developed technical laboratory and investigative skills. Research is an integral part of genetic counseling so I will be well prepared for graduate school.

Rachael Meyer, 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