Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Online Courses

Summary

This graduate curriculum provides specialized courses delivered online, offering flexible learning opportunities in animal quantitative genetics and genomics. These courses combine theory with application to solve real-world problems.

  • Positions and industries targeted by this program include livestock breed societies, breeding service companies, genomics and pharmaceutical companies, and university and industry-based extension and outreach programs.
  • As part of a Master’s degree-level graduate program, this program provides a core in animal genetics and genomics necessary as the foundation for doctoral-level studies in these disciplines.
  • This curriculum has been designed to be comprehensive, providing students with limited prior knowledge the opportunity to learn and apply new methods and theories. Courses include hands-on experience using a variety of computer-based technologies.

What will I learn?

Topics cover the breadth of modern animal genetics, spanning foundational concepts in quantitative genetics, design of breeding programs, methods for predicting breeding values and controlling inbreeding, and their collective interface with molecular genetics and genomics.

Online Courses

View the full curriculum for additional information about course descriptions, prerequisites, and recommended sequence.

How will this program help me in my career?

The Qualitative Genetics & Genomics in Animal Science program will provide:

  • The foundation for highly-sought job prospects in the industry, extension, and/or research in animal genetics and genomics.
  • Opportunities to learn from and interact with instructors who are highly recognized in their respective fields.
  • The ability to develop virtual communication skills necessary for engaging with an ever-increasingly global agricultural community.

University partnerships

Iowa State is a member of Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP IDEA), a consortium of universities that have come together to offer fully online degree programs. Gerontology through Iowa State University and the partnership of Great Plains IDEA means you interact with leading faculty nationwide.

Tuition

As a member of GP IDEA, all students pay universal tuition. For more information, visit the GP IDEA website.

Contact

Iowa State Online Student Services
2426 Howe Hall
515-294-3916
iowastateonline@iastate.edu

gpideainfo@iastate.edu