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Prerequisite Course Work

Certificate applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree (or complete requirements prior to matriculation in a certificate program) that includes coursework in the following areas:

 

  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Terminology & Application (may be a component of another course)
  • General Chemistry (2 semesters with lab)
  • General or Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Math (pre-calculus or above)
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics

To be competitive, students should have a total GPA of 3.0 or better. All required prerequisite courses must have been passed with a grade of "C" or better.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all required prerequisite coursework must complete any unmet requirements prior to enrolling in the practicum semester. It may be possible to take all or some of the unmet course requirements during the semesters on the Storrs campus, at the discretion of the Program Director, and depending upon the availability of specific courses in the semester in question.


about AHS
The demand for qualified technologists in cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics has meant that graduates of the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program typically have a choice of employment opportunities throughout the country.

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Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375