8 months ago
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Hey guys, what are some of the best Universities to major in Genetics?

I'm an international student, a high school junior, so, I don't have much of an idea about the ground realities of the universities except whatever info I get off the internet ):

I have a GPA(unweighted) of 4.

It would be great if you guys have any ideas!

Thanks (:

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8 months ago

When it comes to a major in genetics, you will be working toward earning that particular degree (almost all colleges have genetic concentrations, but not all of them have that major). Here is a list of US colleges that have Genetic Majors: https://blog.collegevine.com/us-colleges-with-genetics-major/

If it is the “degree” you are looking for (and going no further like med school), then I suggest that list. However, if you are looking for more than just the major, then the better the college the better the offers! Here is a list of top colleges with bio. or biochemistry majors that have genetic concentrations: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/biology-biochemistry

Furthermore, R1 research schools would help significantly with your studies in genetics if you so desire (more so it is a fundamental aspect of genetics). Here is that list as well: https://cehd.gmu.edu/assets/docs/faculty/tenurepromotion/institutions-research-categories.pdf

From everything here, I suggest starting at list (1) I offered, which specifically has genetic majors. However, if some of those schools are unsatisfactory, the I suggest looking through list (2) for excellent biology majors that more likely than not offer great genetic concentrations. And from that, list (3) is a grade on the school’s research activities, which is important for most science fields.

In my personal opinion, I really like Rutgers New Brunswick (I considered once as I too am interested in medical genetics!) because it has a great abundance of biology, cell, and genetic studies. Totally recommend if everything else is right for you. Here is their majors page: https://admissions.rutgers.edu/academics/find-your-major

Hope this helps!!


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