Suggested Undergraduate Preparation

For admission to the MSU Genetics Program, candidates are expected to have had preparation in:

  • general and organic chemistry
  • calculus
  • statistics
  • introductory genetics
  • biochemistry, and
  • basic biology

Deficiencies in one or more of these areas may be rectified by taking appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses for collateral credit.

Because entering doctoral students have heterogeneous academic backgrounds, most students are required to complete a series of three graduate-level courses in genetics and molecular biology in their first year in order to acquire a common base of knowledge.