Education in India

B.Sc. (Genetics)
Bachelor of Science in Genetics


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Duration:3 Years
Level:Graduation
Type:Degree
Eligibility:10+2


B.Sc. Genetics or Bachelor of Science in Genetics is an undergraduate Genetics Science course. Genetics covers the study of the science of heredity and variation in living organisms which further then studies heredity and ways in which traits are passed down from one generation to another. In simple words, B.Sc. (Genetics) study deal with basic units of heredity called genes. B.Sc. (Genetics) degree course also includes study of subjects and topics like Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Microscopy, Model Organisms, Mendelian Genetics & Biometry, Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Genetic Engineering, Cloning and Biotechnology. The degree course is three years duration having six semesters.

B.Sc. Genetics Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Genetics) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes also conduct an aptitude test to get admission to their B.Sc. (Genetics) degree course.

B.Sc. Genetics Syllabus

The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

Sem. I

Paper No.

Subjects of Study

I

Cell Biology I

II

Genetics I

Sem. II

III

Cytogenetics

IV

Genetics II


Practical (Sem. I & II)

Sem. III 

V

Molecular Genetics I

VI

Population Genetics I

Sem. IV

VII

Molecular Genetics II

VIII

Population Genetics II


Practical (Sem. III & IV)

Sem. V

IX

Genetics & Crop Improvement I

X

Genetics & Animal Improvement I

Sem. VI

XI

Genetics & Crop Improvement II

XII

Genetics & Animal Improvement II


Practical (Sem. V & VI)

 

B.Sc. Genetics Colleges

B.Sc. Genetics Course Suitability

  • The candidates should have broad knowledge in human and medical genetics, including an understanding of heterogeneity, variability, and natural history of genetic disorders can go for this course.
  • Other things required for this are diagnostic and therapeutic skills in a wide range of genetic disorders, the ability to elicit and interpret individual and family histories, the ability to integrate clinical and genetic information and understand the uses, limitations, interpretation, and significance of specialized laboratory and clinical procedures are the most suit for it.

How is B.Sc. Genetics Course Beneficial?

  • B.Sc. (Genetics) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Genetics, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/ college.
  • B.Sc. (Genetics) degree holders have plenty of opportunities in some of its specialized fields such as in Classical Genetics, Conservation Genetics, Ecological Genetics, Immunogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Population Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, etc.
  • A degree in B.Sc. (Genetics) aids in the study of cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and biotechnology also.
  • The role of a Geneticist is crucial to many things such as cancer research, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's, unborn defects and in many other diseases.

B.Sc. Genetics Employment Areas

  • Animal Breeding Industry
  • Animal Science
  • Beauty Care
  • Brewing
  • Educational Institutions
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Genetic Testing
  • Health Care
  • Hormone and Protein Synthesis
  • Horticulture
  • Research and Development Institutes
  • Agricultural Firms
  • Biotechnology Industries
  • Consultancies
  • DNA Forensics Department
  • Gene Therapy
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Suppliers
  • Universities

B.Sc. Genetics Job Types

  • Animal Breeder
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Bio-technician
  • Biotech Sales Engineer
  • Clinical Geneticist/ Researcher
  • Cytogenetic Technologist
  • Drug Discovery Engineer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Genetics Laboratory Research Assistant
  • Genetics Laboratory Technician
  • Molecular Genetic Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Regulatory Process Manager

Advance Courses in Genetics

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