Genetic Counseling Degree Requirements
- A minimum of 85 credits including coursework practica, clinical internships, and thesis.
- Satisfactory completion of four clinical internships at approved sites with participation in at least 50 supervised cases.
- A research paper (thesis) satisfactorily completed during the second year.
- An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 maintained throughout the program.
- A grade below “C” is not acceptable toward the degree.
- Continuous enrollment.
- GC 501 Advanced Genetics
- GC 502 Medical Physiology
- GC 507 Human Embryology and Teratology
- GC 509 Introduction to Genetic Counseling
- GC 510 Practicum
- PY 521 Research Design, Methods and Evaluation
- PY 685 Psychopathology and Theories and Techniques for Genetic Counselors
- GC 503 Laboratory and Diagnostics I and II
- GC 505 Clinical Applications
- GC 506 Topics in Human Genetics
- GC 511 Practicum
- GC 540 Introduction to Cancer Genetics
- PY 688 Cultural Bases of Counseling
- HE 575 Family in Contemporary Society
- GC 530 Introduction to Thesis
- GC 541 Reproductive Genetics
- GC 542 Clinical Internship
- GC 545 Clinical Internship
- GC 550 Medical Genetics I
- GC 552 Genetic Counseling Techniques I
- GC 554 Grand Rounds I
- GC 556 Topics in Professional Development
- GC 558 Thesis I
- GC 565 Biochemical Genetics
- GC 546 Clinical Internship
- GC 551 Medical Genetics II
- GC 553 Genetic Counseling Techniques II
- GC 555 Grand Rounds II
- GC 557 Ethical Issues in Genetic Counseling
- GC 559 Thesis II
Elective Courses Up to 3 elective courses from the following can be taken:
- PY 605 Addictive Behaviors: Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders Counseling
- PY 610 Group Counseling
- PY 611 Couples and Family Therapy
- HE 560 Issues in Community and Environmental Health
- HE 530 Theories of Health Behavior and Health Education
- HE 573 Human Sexuality
- HE 578 Stress: Use and Misuse
- HE 583 Contemporary Health Topics