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

ANSC 3000.03: Animal Breeding OR PLSC 4000.03: Plant Breeding
GENE 2000.03: Genetics I
GENE 3000.03: An Introduction to Molecular Genetics

Optional Courses

Any TWO from the list below:

GENE 4003.03: Biotechnology
GENE 4005.03: Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics
GENE 4006.03: Advanced Studies in Molecular and -Omics Techniques
MCRA 4002.03: Microbiomes in Agriculture

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