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Program Curriculum

97-72 GFeditedThe following 61 credits are required in the program:

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Year 1
Fall
GENC 5004Introduction to Molecular Genetics and Genomics4
GENC 5013Counseling Theory and Skills for Genetic Counselors3
GENC 5022Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling I2
GENC 5043Medical Genetics I3
GENC 5052Writing and Critical Analysis2
GENC 5011Clinical Observation I1
GENC 5251Genetic Counseling Ethics I1
TOTAL16
Spring
GENC 5108Human Embryology and Dysmorphology3
GENC 5141Research Methods in Genetic Counseling1
GENC 5153Counseling and Interviewing3
GENC 5172Prenatal Diagnosis2
GENC 5242Cancer Genetics3
GENC 5021Clinical Observation II1
GENC 5142Human Cytogenetics2
TOTAL15
Summer
GENC 5513Novice Clinical Clerkship3
TOTAL3
Year 2
Fall
GENC 5162Population Genetics2
GENC 5351Genetic Counseling Ethics II1
GENC 5183System Disorders for the Genetic Counselor3
GENC 5312Public Health Genomics2
GENC 5181Teratology1
GENC 5613Intermediate Clinical Clerkship3
GENC 5700Thesis in Genetic Counseling3
TOTAL15
Spring
GENC 5262Metabolic Genetics2
GENC 5232Professional Issues in Genetic Counseling II2
GENC 5322Medical Genetics II2
GENC 5713Advanced Clinical Clerkship3
GENC 5700Thesis in Genetic Counseling3
TOTAL12
OVERALL TOTAL 61

Successful completion of all the academic requirements, including each of the clinical clerkships and an individual master’s research project or thesis in an approved topic, earns the candidate the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and entitles him or her to apply for eligibility with the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).