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Genetics Program
University of Connecticut
Diagnostic Genetic Sciences

Why DGS?

  1. Educational and training program preparing highly skilled professionals for the expanding genetics and genomics workforce
  2. DGS = Cytogenetics+Molecular diagnostics for evaluation of chromosomes & DNA for genetic disease risk prediction, diagnosis & prognosis
  3. Graduates are competitive applicants to genetic counseling, life sciences and medical graduate programs
  4. Program well known and highly respected across the country
  5. Students have been recipients of many professional research and scholarship awards
  6. Faculty provide students with personalized career advisement
  7. Lab classes have 16 or fewer students with an average class size of 14
  8. Curriculum includes full-time 6-month internship
  9. High pass rate on the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam
  10. Graduates in high demand in a job market that has remained plentiful, even in rough economic times