Contribute to human advancement
Doctors and scientists endeavor each day, conducting research and experiments to use our genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent, and cure illnesses. Our genes are instructions that tell your body how to make all the proteins it needs to survive and grow. By identifying each of these proteins, scientists hope to better understand how your body works, and what is happening when it doesn't work properly, leading to more effective medicines and treatments.
It is biotechnology that is credited for creating some of the wonders of the world.
As a genetics and biotechnology major at the University of New Haven, you’ll learn this first hand, useing technology to modify living organisms to benefit humankind. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this exciting, flourishing field.
Through this program, you will:
- Take courses in biochemistry, genetics and cellular and molecular biology
- Experience unique and innovative courses in nucleic acid biochemistry, genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology of proteins
- Learn how this knowledge can help treat disease, develop drugs, decrease our environmental footprint and produce food
- Integrate classroom learning with laboratory experience
- Have the opportunity to participate in internships and gain research experience
- Interact with representatives from the local biotechnology and pharmaceutical community.
What You'll Study
Study the nature of antigens and antibodies, formation and action of the latter, other immunologically active components of blood and tissues, and various immune reactions. Laboratory emphasizes current antibody methodology.
Survey of the principal components of evolutionary biology. The course addresses the historical path of life on earth and the mechanisms that drive evolutionary change and speciation. Topics include microevolution, macroevolution, developmental evolution, coevolution, and biogeography and diversity. Through lectures and discussions, the primary goal will be to gain applicable knowledge for understanding life on earth in an evolutionary framework.
Students will become familiar with uses of computers in cellular and molecular biology and will be introduced to databases that are presently available for nucleic acid and protein sequences as well as literature citations. Students will work with modeling software which looks for potential secondary structures within both protein and DNA sequences.
Study common reactions in aliphatic and aromatic chemistry with emphasis on functional groups and reaction mechanisms.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Biotechnology, check out the Academic Catalog:
Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
The Application Process
We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.