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- Our department is home to the Clemson University Genomics Institute (CUGI).
- Clemson has a strong connection with the nearby Greenwood Genetics Institute.
- Clemson has one of just 24 undergraduate degree programs in genetics in the United States.
- There are numerous summer research opportunities available through the National Science Foundation.
Those beautiful eyes you inherited from your dad are actually a complex science — genetics. Geneticists study the molecular structure and function of genes and their behavior in order to understand how organisms inherit, and then pass on, characteristics to their offspring. You likely can already see how the concepts of heredity are important in medicine, but they are also very important to modern science and industry in areas such as biotechnology and agriculture. A genetics degree from Clemson is a strong preparation for many different careers.
Our students graduate with an excellent foundation for medical, veterinary or pharmacy school. You’ll also be prepared to conduct graduate research in any discipline related to biology, such as bioinformatics, forensic technology or genetic counseling.