Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Certificate Program

The DGS Certificate Program is a 2-year program for individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree in a life or biological science who wish to enter the ever growing and exciting field of genetic and genomic testing and research.

Students in the DGS Certificate Program take course work and laboratory training for three semesters on the UConn Storrs campus, with the fourth and final internship semester at an affiliated lab. Admission to the DGS Program is in the fall semester only.

Upon completion of the DGS Program, graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. However, note that certificate conferral is not contingent upon passing any external certification or licensure examination.