Where will this take me?
After completing the Genetics major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.
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.
You can complete an honours year in Genetics as part of your Bachelor degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.
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:
- Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Doctor of Medicine
- Doctor of Optometry
- Doctor of Physiotherapy
- Master of Biomedical Science
- Master of Biotechnology
- Master of Genetic Counselling
- Master of Genomics and Health
- Master of Science (BioSciences)
- Master of Science (Epidemiology).
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.
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.