Genetics, B.Sc. | Iowa State University | Ames, United States
48 months
26930 USD/year
25162 USD/year
8678 USD/year
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Undergraduate study at Iowa State University in Genetics is jointly administered by three departments: the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology; the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology; and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology


About this Degree at Iowa State University 

Undergraduate degrees are offered through both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Science. Programs of study for Genetics majors leading to a B.S. degree are available.

Training in genetics may lead to employment in teaching, research, or a variety of health-related professions. Although some students find employment directly after their baccalaureate training, many students continue their education in graduate or professional programs. Students with the B.S. degree may find employment in the biotechnology, health, or food industries. Recent graduates have also developed careers in conservation biology, technical writing, science journalism, technical sales, and business.

The required course work and associated electives provide students with the foundation in basic life sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics that is essential for professions involving modern biological/biomedical sciences. As part of these courses students develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, writing, and research-related activities in the biological sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Genetics Orientation 
  • Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Biological Evolution
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Evolutionary Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Iowa State operates on rolling admission. We strongly recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks in advance.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACT composite (or converted SAT) score x 3+
  • Cumulative GPA x 30
  • Number of years of high school core courses x 5
  • In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13465 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12581 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4339 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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