Certificate in Genetics and Molecular Biology

The Certificate in Genetics & Molecular Biology provides a range of genetic and molecular biology theory and techniques for those interested in expanding their knowledge and skills beyond the introductory level or pursuing graduate studies.

This program prepares students to explain the importance of genetic diversity, propose genetic solutions to constraints in plant or animal production systems and argue the pros and cons of genetic engineering.

This certificate is open to students eligible for admission to or enrolled in a BSc or BSc (Agr) program at either of Dalhousie’s Halifax or Truro campuses.

Certificate Requirements

Total of 15 credit hours required to be completed within 5 years (maximum).

Required Courses

BIOA 2000: Cell Biology
GENE 2000: Genetics I
GENE 3000: An Introduction to Molecular Genetics

Optional Courses

Any TWO from the list below:

ANSC 3000: Animal Breeding
GENE 3001: Population and Quantitative Genetics
GENE 4000: Molecular Applications to Animal Production
GENE 4003: Biotechnology
GENE 4004: Laboratory Techniques in Genomics
PLSC 4000: Plant Breeding

To inquire further about the requirements for the Certificate in Genetics & Molecular Biology, please contact Program Coordinator, Nancy McLean (nancy.mclean@dal.ca).