Undergraduate Major

Students who major in Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology choose to follow a complete science based track or one that combines science and business training. Each track includes a comprehensive core of courses in genetics, biology and chemistry along with more specialized offerings.  You can review program requirements in the University Catalog

Genetics and Genomics Option This option is entirely science based and is perfect for students who wish to pursue careers in biology related fields after graduation, or who are preparing for graduate or professional educational opportunities in research, genetic counseling, medicine, dentistry or law.

Business Minor Option. This option features a smaller core of sciences courses combined with courses taken from the Marriott School, which can lead to a minor in business management.  It is perfect for students who are interested in working in biology related businesses or who have a strong interest in entrepreneurial opportunities in the life sciences.


The Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology program at Brigham Young University is focused on providing the highest quality mentoring experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students while developing solutions to real world problems using cutting edge technologies. We have developed a hands-on laboratory environment where students are trained using state-of-the-art technology by expert researchers and then challenged with pertinent research projects in genetics. Our goal is to provide a meaningful research experience to every student who wants the opportunity, to empower students to be innovators, to think critically and to participate in the scientific method.  Please contact any of the genetics professors to learn about research opportunities in their labs.


The Genetics Great Lab

Research is conducted in the Genetics Great Lab, a shared laboratory involving all of the genetics, genomics and biotechnology faculty and their students.  The lab provides an interactive environment where students can work together to solve research problems.  The laboratory includes space and equipment for genetic experiments, a computer lab for data analysis and a break room where students can hang out, eat lunch or study.

Genetics and Biotechnology Club

The club provides a social environment for students of similar interests to get together for fun and to learn about career opportunities and internships.  The club maintains a Facebook page where information about activities are posted as well as information about employment and internship openings.

Program Faculty

The Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research to create a supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning about genetics and pursuing careers related to genomics and biotechnology. Please stop by, call or email any of us with your questions about genetics, our research, or the program of study we offer.