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Undergraduate course prerequisites include successful completion (one semester) of each:

  • Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry

Admitted students will be required to take an online embryology course prior to program start date if course was not taken previously.


Highly recommended:

Many applicants have questions about how to make their application most competitive. See below for recommended experiences that are strongly encouraged.

  • Job shadowing or other genetic counseling experiences that familiarize an applicant with the genetic counseling profession is highly recommended.
  • Counseling experience is strongly encouraged. Some examples include volunteering with individuals experiencing crisis, various hotline work, working with individuals with disabilities, and working with support groups.
  • A GPA of 3.2 or higher is recommended

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contact us Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Genetics
Life Sciences Building
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-9637