As a GG Scholar, students will take a series of courses their first year as a cohort. The courses descriptions are listed below. In addition, the first semester students, even those who have already identified a PI, will participate in at least two rotations (and this can include the chosen PI). We help facilitate and arrange these rotations based on the students interests and interest of the faculty. We have included example syllabi here as well, but please note these courses evolve year-to-year, including instructors and topics.
The GGS program provides the perfect fellowship trifecta: professional development and investment into graduate student advancement; a thorough primer to thinking about and studying genetics and genomics with influential professionals; and a community of colleagues from multidisciplinary backgrounds that provides support, motivation, and inspiration.
The atmosphere of the GGS program is so welcoming. I really love that the program is encourages collaborative work. It has led to a very productive environment where I feel that I am working together with my peers, instead of competing with them, which provides a foundation of support and reduces academic anxiety.
I chose the GG Scholars program at NCSU over other PhD programs because of the emphasis the program places on professional development. This program provides support for its students that I didn’t find at any other University, making sure their students are prepared for their career choice. I believe the hands-on, cohort-based training will lead to success in my future endeavors.