Genetics Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Genetics Degree

Genetics is a field of study within biology focused on genes, the variation of genes, and the heredity of living organisms. Specific gene function, structure, and distribution are analyzed within the context of a cell, organ, organ system, organism, and society. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer genetics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Genetics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Master's Degree0
Doctorate Degree2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male0
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Genetics program at WVU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Geneticists

Description

Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, geneticists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $66030

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007