Diagnostic Genetic Sciences

The Diagnostic Genetic Sciences (DGS) major is available for UConn students in their junior and senior years. Students will apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year as part of a competitive application process. The average class size is 14 students.

DGS students take coursework and laboratory training for three semesters on the UConn Storrs campus. During their 4th and final semester, students complete an internship at an affiliated laboratory. The plan of study is a one-cohort plan and courses are offered once per year. Students may only enter the program in the fall semester. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Email denise.anamani@uconn.edu for more information.

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Program Outcomes

These program outcomes are based on combined data for the undergraduate and certificate programs.

Graduation/Attrition Rates

For students who began the last year of the Molecular program:


3-year average graduation rate


 Class of 2023 graduation rate


Class of 2022 graduation rate


Class of 2021 graduation rate

Pass rate on National Certification Examination

For program graduates who took the exam within one year following graduation:


  • 3-year average = 100%pass
  • Class of 2023 = 100% pass
  • Class of 2022 = 100% pass
  • Class of 2021 = 100% pass

Placement Success Rates

Graduates who found employment (in Genetics/Genomics or a closely related field) and/or continued their education within six months of graduation:


  • 3-year average = 98% placement
  • Class of 2023 = 95% placement
  • Class of 2022 = 100% placement
  • Class of 2021 = 100% plecement