Molecular Biology & Genetics, University of Guelph
Molecular Biology & Genetics (MBG) at University of Guelph
6 Grade 12 U/M courses including:
- Grade 12 English
- 2 of Grade 12 Biology/Grade12 Chemistry/Grade12 Physics
- Grade 12 Advanced Functions
I chose this program because it is one of a kind in my opinion. I really like how specific it can get, but also the great amount of information you can learn. After your second year, you can choose to focus on molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, humans and animal genetics, agricultural and plant genetics, or you can explore all areas and have a broader perspective. The University of Guelph has one of the best research programs in Canada and because of that, their science programs are super special and unique, which really attracted me to the MBG program. For example, just this year, a novel genetic disease was identified by UoG researchers!
In terms of opportunities, there are plenty of them at the University of Guelph. Due to the variety of biological sciences majors and the Veterinary school associated with the university, there are many ways for someone to get a taste of what they want to do in the future. As well, you can even connect with professors from different departments and find ways to interconnect your major. Personally, I have been involved in research throughout my undergraduate experience and it has given me the chance to apply what I have learned in my coursework in a practical manner and gain insightful knowledge in the areas of my interest. In other news, as of Fall 2020, the Molecular Biology and Genetics program officially has a co-op option! This is great for a student to get hands-on experience in a path they are interested in pursuing.
- Clinical genetics and genetic counselling
- Medical research