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Bachelor of Science - Molecular Genetics Major

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Ever wondered why humans are so similar yet so different? Study the Molecular Genetics major in the Bachelor of Science to find out more.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

Ever wondered why humans are so similar yet so different? Study the Molecular Genetics major in the Bachelor of Science to find out more.

Study molecular genetics at AUT to be part of the biotechnology revolution, and help develop new medicines and make agriculture more sustainable. Learn about the basic molecules of life and how they work, how we study them, and how they're being used to understand our world and to ensure our future health and environment.

Molecular genetics can open doors to a range of careers including medicine and drug development, research, agriculture, conservation management, policy development, product development, food science, microbiology, forensics.

Study locations

City Campus

Online

Career pathways

Research scientist for government and private research institutes, or Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) including:
  • Plant and Food Research
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • AgResearch
  • Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
  • SCION (Rotorua)
Scientist working for government departments and ministries or regional or city councils, including:
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Auckland Council
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Department of Conservation

*After completing a graduate diploma in education.