The program objectives are to:
- Provide courses in genetics and breeding to all undergraduate students of the Faculty of Agriculture, and advanced courses to master students.
- Train students to become researchers in the field of genetics and breeding and eventually become independent plants and animals breeders, based on their in-depth genetic understanding.
- Extend the students' theoretical knowledge in classical genetics, molecular approaches, genomics and system biology.
- Teach various approaches and research methods in genetics and breeding.
- Implement the genetic knowledge in basic and applied aspects of agriculture.
The courses of the program are based on undergraduate courses: 71944, 71964, 71092, 71034 and 71045/71091, or equivalent courses from other academic institutions. Students without this background will have to take all or part of these courses, as required.
Many of the advanced courses are given every other year.
Most of the Genetics and Breeding courses are given on Tuesdays.