In as little as 8 months.
FALL: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2023
SUMMER: May 6th, 2024
This online graduate certificate in human genetics and genomics covers the latest advances and is designed for the bioscience industry and healthcare professionals who wish to gain expertise in the rapidly growing field of applied human genomics. This executive education program includes a strong emphasis on genetic involvement in disease as well as advanced genomic diagnostic technologies and therapeutics. You will gain familiarity with DNA testing for paternity, ancestry, and forensic purposes. Upon successful completion, you will be able to critically analyze, translate, and apply genomics in education, research, and practice.
Healthcare professionals increasingly are benefiting from having a solid understanding of genetics and genomics given the rapid advancement and use of genomics in virtually every area of healthcare. Students with continuing interest in genetics and genomics can apply the certificate’s 12 credits toward earning a Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics (MSHGG) at SCU.
The 100% online structure allows students to participate whenever or wherever they have access to a computer and the internet, there are no set classroom attendance times. Courses do have weekly requirements.
Coursework covers advances in genomics testing and therapies and their impact on clinical practice, drug discovery, and development.
Many employer education programs cover a portion or all of the tuition or students can utilize Federal Financial Aid. Inquire to learn more.
Orientation for online learning is provided. For those new to this style of education, you’ll receive the guidance, support and tools you need to succeed.
Students who have previously earned the Graduate Certificate in Human Genetics and Genomics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for Advanced Standing in the Master of Human Genetics and Genomics (MSHGG) program. All courses taken while enrolled in the Graduate Certificate will apply toward the MSHGG.
Scientists and thousands of other professionals are using discoveries in genetics to revolutionize the world. This means careers in genetics and genomics are growing. Become a difference-maker when you attend SCU.
SCU’s Human Genetics and Genomics Certificate Program is designed for professionals seeking an increased understanding of the rapidly growing field of genetics and genomics. The certificate is also valuable to healthcare professionals who wish to further their knowledge and expand their opportunities. The Human Genetics and Genomics Certificate Program provides knowledge in genetics and genomics. Students will understand epigenetics as well as be exposed to the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of applied genomics.
Students Will Learn About the Following Areas
Total Credits: 12
|Introduction to the Human Genome||
|Population Genetics and Ancestry Analysis||
|Structure and Function of the Human Genome||
|Online Resources for Research and Clinical Genomics||
Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services while enrolled at SCU can do so through the Student Services Office (SSO). We encourage you to register with SSO as early as possible to allow sufficient time for the approval and notification process.
$9,504 tuition to complete the program.*
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Dan Handley, M.S., Ph.D., serves as Program Director of the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics degree program at SCU. His knowledge spans over 30 years in the world of advanced genomics research and biotechnology. His Genetics & Genomics podcast educates listeners on what genomics is and how it’s helping scientists and clinical researchers gain a better understanding of how to promote health, prevent disease, and develop more precise treatments. Dr. Handley discusses topics ranging from health and ancestry, genetic testing, forensic genetics, genetics and mental health, common myths about genetics, and more.
Whether you’re interested enrolling in the SCU Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics degree, the booming Genetics & Genomics field and many career options, or just curious in learning more about the 3 billion DNA letters that make up the human genome; the DNA Dan podcast touches on it all.
You wouldn’t be looking at this program if you weren’t interested in using discoveries in genetics and genomics to revolutionize the world. Your dedication and enthusiasm for the growing movement toward genomics becoming a fixture in our lives are what make you the perfect fit for SCU. Now, begin to discover why we’re the perfect fit for you.
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We bring together aspiring students from different disciplines so you can learn and excel side-by-side. The depth and breadth of this dynamic experience will prepare you to one day take the lead in a collaborative, interprofessional practice.
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