The first of its kind in the United States, this program provides concrete knowledge and unparalleled experience in pharmacology and genetics. Students experience an exciting lab-based curriculum—both in class and online.
Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Pharmacogenomics students can choose to pursue tracks in pharmacy or research.
What can I expect to learn in the Pharmacogenomics program at GW?
Pharmacogenomics combines two fields of science: pharmacology, which identifies the basic mechanisms of drug action in the body, and genomics, the systematic study of an individual’s genetic makeup. Students explore how genetic inheritance affects the body’s response to drugs.
What is the Pharmacogenomics learning community like at GW?
Pharmacogenomics students are committed to exploring a cutting-edge field where genomics, genetics and pharmacy intersect. The students engage in classroom and laboratory experiences at the GW Virginia Campus and have the option to engage in real-world practice.
What can I do in the Pharmacogenomics field?
The career opportunities are endless in this rapidly evolving field. Graduates are prepared for a variety of research positions in academic, industrial and governmental laboratories, as well as continued advanced education in health policy, medicine, biomedical research and pharmacy.