Ever wondered why humans are so similar yet so different? Study the Molecular Genetics major in the Bachelor of Science to find out more.
Study molecular genetics at AUT to be part of the biotechnology revolution, and help develop new medicines and make agriculture more sustainable. Learn about the basic molecules of life and how they work, how we study them, and how they’re being used to understand our world and to ensure our future health and environment.
Molecular genetics can open doors to a range of careers including medicine and drug development, research, agriculture, conservation management, policy development, product development, food science, microbiology, forensics.
This is part of the Bachelor of Science.
BIOL501 Biological Sampling and Interpretation
CHEM501 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM502 Biological Chemistry
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment
Complete at least three of the following papers:
CHEM707 Protein and Metabolic Biochemistry
GENE701 Molecular Genetics
GENE702 Medical Diagnostics
GENE703 Computational Genetics
GENE704 Microbial Genetics
Plus five elective papers, or three electives and the Research Project paper.
In your final year you can enrol in the Research Project paper (30 points) if you have at least a B grade average in 60 points at level 6. This may involve working on a project related to your major.
SCIE701 Research Project
*After completing a graduate diploma in education.
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