Pre Genetic Counseling Program


The pre genetic counseling program at Parkside is designed to help students gain the necessary academic and professional requirements that will help them be competitive candidates for professional genetic counseling schools. We offer exceptional learning opportunities in a small class setting which helps with your success. 


Parkside's pre genetic counseling program prepares you to pursue advanced training in medical genetics and counseling. This career path will give you the ability to interpret genetic test results and guide clients seeking information about inherited diseases, family medical histories, pros and cons of genetic tests, and informed choice options.

According to the National Society of Genetic Counselors, genetic counselors often work with obstetricians, oncologists, and other doctors and can specialize in areas including:

Prenatal and preconception





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The most common majors that students choose to complete their pre-genetic counseling education are:

Many Genetic Counseling programs require a student to obtain a major from either Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, or Psychology to qualify for these programs

Common science and math pre-requisite classes that are required by most chiropractic schools

General Biology | BIOS 101 and 102 | 8 credits | 1 year 

General Chemistry | CHEM 101 and 102 | 10 credits | 1 year 

Organic Chemistry | CHEM 321, 322, and 323| 11 credits | 1 year 

Physics |  PHYS 105 and 106  |  10 credits  | 1 year

Other classes you may want to consider taking as electives to help  prepare for chiropractic school 

Anatomy  |  BIOS 300  |  4 credits

Physiology  |  BIOS 341  |  3 credits

Microbiology  |  BIOS 303  |  4 credits

Biochemistry  |  BIOS 307  |  3 credits

Neuroscience  |  BIOS 420  |  3 credits


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