Preferred Qualifications

The Strongly preferred qualifications of an applicant to UConn’s Genetic Counseling program:

  1. additional courses beyond the prerequisite minimum in molecular or cellular biology/genetics, medical terminology, scientific or creative writing, anatomy and physiology,
  2. submitted writing samples are clear, well organized and contain no, or few, spelling and grammatical errors,
  3. prior online course work experience,
  4. fluency in another language desired but not required,
  5. previous involvement with genetic counseling (paid or volunteer),
  6. demonstrated leadership qualities working either independently or as a contributing member of a team,
  7. effective communication skills in scientific, ethical and/or  social challenges of systems genomics and genetic counseling