Genetics

Top Reasons to study Genetics at University of Manitoba

1) You are intrigued with heredity and the mechanics of inheritance

You want to explore advances in medicine, agricultural techniques, heritable IQ, genetically modified organisms, genetic counselling and gene therapy.

2) You want a program that integrates many areas of life sciences

Across biology, microbiology, chemistry, agriculture and medicine, you have the opportunity to work with excellent faculty members, all who have externally-funded research programs, including many in Science with national research chairs.

3) Take advantage of diverse research opportunities

The Honours and cooperative work-study (co-op) programs provide experience in government, private sector and research laboratories.

4) Access leaders in the field

Work with excellent faculty members, all of whom have externally-funded research programs, including many in Science with national research chairs.

What will I learn?

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Program Options

  • 4-year Honours Degree
  • 4-year Major Degree
  • 4-year plus 1-year work term Honours (Co-op)
  • 4-year plus 1-year work term Major (Co-op)
Sample Courses
  • CHEM 1300 – University 1 Chemistry: Structure and Modelling in Chemistry
  • MATH 1500 – Introduction to Calculus
  • STAT 1000 – Basic Statistical Analysis 1
  • BIOL 2410 – Human Physiology 1
  • MBIO 3010 – Mechanisms of Microbial Disease
  • CHEM 2290 – Chemical Energetics and Dynamics: Macroscopic Descriptions
  • BGEN 3020 - Genes and Development
  • MBIO 3410 - Applied Molecular Biology
  • ANTH 2240 – Plagues and People

Minimum High School Prerequisites

Manitoba high school graduation with five full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated as S, G or U. A minimum 85 percent average over the following courses, with no less than 60 percent in each course:

  • English 40S
  • Pre-Calculus Math 40S 
  • Biology 40S,
  • Chemistry 40S

PREP COURSES

If you don’t have the appropriate high school courses, or you would like to refresh your knowledge in a subject area, the University offers the following preparatory courses.

Biology BIOL 1000, Biology: Foundations of Life
Chemistry CSKL 100,  Chemistry Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Mathematics, Math Skills, Offered through Extended Education
Physics, PSKL 100, Physics Skills, Offered through Extended Education

What can I do with this degree?

Career Opportunities include:

Your science degree opens doors to many careers in science, or you can go on to further study in a science related field, graduate program, or professional degree program, such as education, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, rehabilitation sciences, or veterinary medicine.

This list represents multiple career possibilities, and is by no means exhaustive. Some careers may re-quire further education.

  • Medical research in gene therapy
  • Genetic counselling
  • Cancer research
  • Public health
  • Agriculture
  • Basic research
  • Graduate studies
  • Anthropology
  • Legal consultant, policy, patent law, or technology transfer
  • Policy development
Opportunities for Future Studies include:
  • The University of Manitoba offers a M.Sc. Genetic Counselling.