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Ohio Wesleyan University BS in Genetics

The main focus area for this major is General Genetics. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Genetics is a major offered under the biological and biomedical sciences program of study at Ohio Wesleyan University. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the bachelor’s degree program in genetics, such as diversity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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Rankings for the OWU BS in Genetics

#58 in the U.S
#4 in Ohio

Each year, we produce a number of different types of college rankings to help students decide which school is the best fit for them. The bachelor's program at OWU was ranked #58 on College Factual's Best Schools for genetics list. It is also ranked #4 in Ohio.

Here are some of the other rankings for OWU.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Genetics 1
Most Focused Colleges for Genetics 4
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Genetics 15
Best Genetics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Genetics 18
Most Popular Colleges for Genetics 40
Best Genetics Schools 58
Best Value Colleges for Genetics 58

How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Genetics from OWU Cost?

$47,130 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)

OWU Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time undergraduate students at OWU paid an average of $5,090 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. Information about average full-time undergraduate tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $46,870 $46,870
Fees $260 $260
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $13,246 $13,246
On Campus Other Expenses $1,700 $1,700

Learn more about OWU tuition and fees.

Does OWU Offer an Online BS in Genetics?

OWU does not offer an online option for its genetics bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the OWU Online Learning page.

OWU Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Genetics

8 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
62.5% Women
25.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 8 bachelor’s degrees in genetics handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their bachelor’s degree in genetics in 2019-2020, 62.5% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 65.8%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 25.0% of the genetics bachelor’s degrees at OWU in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 30%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

BS in Genetics Focus Areas at OWU

Genetics students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Genetics 8

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to genetics.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3
Botany/Plant Biology 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4
Zoology 24

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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