A major in Molecular Genetics in only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program.
Genetics is the study of the behaviour of the genes that are fundamental to all living organisms. In humans and all other species, genes influence every characteristic, from chemistry to appearance to behaviour to disease. Because genes affect every characteristic of every organism, each new development in genetics has had far-reaching consequences. Molecular biology has had a major impact on this discipline and is ideal for students whose interests are in understanding and appreciating biological processes at the molecular rather than descriptive level.
For more details on this major please visit the Molecular Genetics UNSW Handbook Entry.