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).
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3-year average graduation rate
Class of 2022 graduation rate
Class of 2021 graduation rate
Class of 2020 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 2022 = 100% pass
- Class of 2021 = 100% pass
- Class of 2020 = 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 = 100% placement
- Class of 2022 = 100% placement
- Class of 2021 = 100% placement
- Class of 2020 = 100% plecement