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Major

Genetics

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    After completing the Genetics major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue a career in conservation, forensics, genetic counselling or research.

    Employers include the Florey Institute, Victorian Clinical Genetic Services, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

    Further study

    You can complete an honours year in Genetics as part of your bachelors degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

    GRADUATE DEGREES

    If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and health degrees. Graduate degrees you could consider include:

    Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

    This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or biotechnology company.