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Plant genetics is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the genetics of multicellular plants and fungi as related to botanical research as well as to applications in comparative genetics, ecology and evolutionary studies, clinical studies, and industrial research. includes instruction in molecular genetics, gene expression, gene regulation, genomics, epigenetic phenomena, dna recombination and repair, genetic interactions at the microbial and higher levels, and molecular evolution.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($78K) with a Master's Degree: Stanford University
Careers for program graduates
Plant genetics majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in genetics
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in genetics. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 72% of genetics majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of genetics majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 97% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in genetics
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by genetics graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
Explore schools that offer plant genetics degrees and certificates
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Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
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Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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genetics is part of a larger collection of programs: Biology. Is there a different program that's close to genetics that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.