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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with specialized graduate training in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counselors usually work as members of a healthcare team, providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.

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  • Undergraduate
    • UF does not currently have a specific undergraduate program for Genetic Counseling
    • You may choose ANY major and go on to a genetic counseling program. Choose a major based on your own personal interests and strengths. It doesn’t need to be a science major- majors in the social sciences or humanities are just fine if you take the prerequisite courses.
    • You are encouraged to meet with a pre-health advisor to discuss the prerequisite courses that should be included in your plan of study
  • Graduate
    • UF does not currently have a specific graduate program for Genetic Counseling
    • You are encouraged to navigate the school directories to search for graduate programs.