Option in Genomics

Genomics focuses on determining the structure and function of genomes which includes the mapping of genes, sequencing of DNA, making comparisons between the genomes of different organisms, and understanding the molecular mechanisms by which genetic and environmental factors contribute to disease.

  • Many choices for advanced courses in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, genomics, and genetics laboratory techniques
  • Opportunities to get hands-on research experience through formal or informal projects in faculty member's laboratories
  • Courses in bioinformatics and computer programming for high-throughput DNA sequence analysis
  • Training in cutting-edge genomic analysis methods for bacteria and eukaryotes
  • Preparation for life after graduation: graduate school, professional school, employment in academic or industry research labs, government labs or biotechnology industry


DNA sequence electropherogram generated by
UNH's Hubbard Center for Genome Studies