The comprehensive coursework required as part of the UUGPGC is evaluated on a regular basis by the curriculum committee to stay on the cutting edge of our evolving field. Hybrid courses have also recently been integrated into the curriculum to allow for a greater amount of active learning and engagement in the first year of training. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work as professional genetic counselors in a variety of both traditional and non-traditional settings.

Required courses by semester:

Year 1

Fall: Biochemical Genetics, Counseling Skills and Process, Genetic Counseling Seminar I: Principles of Genetic Counseling, Human Genetics, Perinatal Genetics, Clinical Embryology (University of Cincinnati on-line course), Clinical Epidemiology I

Spring: Cancer Genetics (hybrid), Clinical Epidemiology II, Clinical Genetics, Genetics Genomics and Environmental Influences of Complex Adult Conditions (hybrid), Genetic Counseling Seminar II: Psychosocial Genetic Counseling, Multicultural Counseling

Summer: Genetic Counseling Research or Genetic Counseling Thesis Research, Genetic Counseling ARUP Laboratory Rotation, Pregnancy Risk Line and Myriad Genetic Laboratories Rotation, Supervised Clinical Rotations

Year 2

Fall: Genetic Counseling Research or Genetic Counseling Thesis Research, Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Genetics, Genetic Counseling Seminar III, Supervised Clinical Rotations

Spring: Genetic Counseling Research or Genetic Counseling Thesis Research, Genetic Counseling Seminar IV, Supervised Clinical Rotations