The Genetics and Biotechnology program integrates classroom knowledge with laboratory expertise. Courses include genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, evolution, nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, cell biology and ethics. Strong departmental links with the local biotechnology industry afford opportunities for students to interact with members of the active local biotechnology community. Our low student to faculty ratio and small class sizes give students the opportunity to engage in faculty directed research. Students are also strongly encouraged to do internships and to study abroad. Our faculty is highly engaged and focused on providing an optimum educational experience for our students.