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2013-2014 Catalog

Genetics

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Curriculum in Genetics - Requirements

In addition to basic degree requirements listed in the Curricula in Liberal Arts and Sciences, genetics majors must satisfy the following requirements:

1.

BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL 313Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 313LGenetics Laboratory1
BIOL 314Principles of Molecular Cell Biology3
BIOL 315Biological Evolution3
MICRO 302Biology of Microorganisms3

 2.

GEN 110Genetics Orientation1
GEN 409Molecular Genetics3
GEN 410Analytical Genetics3
GEN 491Undergraduate Seminar1
GEN 462Evolutionary Genetics3
or EEOB 563 Molecular Phylogenetics

 3. Eleven credits of calculus and Statistics including at least one course in each.

4. Three years of chemistry and biochemistry.

5. Eight credits of general college physics.

6. Six additional credits of biological science support electives chosen from an approved list.

7. Majors in the college of Liberal Arts ans Sciences must take one course that involves both humanities and biology such as history of science or bioethics. This course may also count toward a college group requirement. A list of acceptable courses is available from the program office.

The minor is genetics may be earned by completing:

GEN 313Principles of Genetics3
GEN 313LGenetics Laboratory1
BIOL 314Principles of Molecular Cell Biology3
GEN 409Molecular Genetics3
GEN 410Analytical Genetics3
and a minimum of two additional credits in Genetics at the 300 level or above. At least nine of these credits must be used only to fulfill the requirement of the minor.

A Genetics major may not double major or minor in Biology.

Curriculum in Genetics - Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate study in genetics is jointly administered by the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology; the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology; and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.

Total Degree Requirements: 120 cr.

Only 65 cr. from a two-year institution may apply which may include up to 16 technical cr.; 9 P-NP cr of free electives; 2.00 minimum GPA.

International Perspective: 3 cr.
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr
Communication/Library:
With a C or better:
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
Total Credits7
 Advanced English writing from department-approved list: 3 cr.
Choose 3 credits from the following:
ENGL 302Business Communication3
ENGL 303Free-Lance Writing for Popular Magazines3
ENGL 304Creative Writing--Fiction3
ENGL 305Creative Writing--Nonfiction3
ENGL 306Creative Writing--Poetry3
ENGL 309Report and Proposal Writing3
ENGL 310Rhetorical Analysis3
ENGL 312Biological Communication3
ENGL 313Rhetorical Website Design3
ENGL 314Technical Communication3
ENGL 315Creative Writing--Screenplays3
ENGL 316Creative Writing--Playwriting3
JL MC 347Science Communication3
 Humanities and Social Sciences: 21 cr. 
Humanities *12
Social Science 9
*3 cr of Humanities from Science/Humanities Bridge course from department-approved list
 Life Sciences: 6 cr.
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
Approved Life Sciences course3
Mathematical Sciences: 11-12 cr
Complete at least one calculus course from MATH, minimum of 4 credits.4
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences I
Complete at least one course from STAT, minimum of 3 credits.3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Complete one additional course from MATH or STAT, minimum of 4 credits.4
Calculus II
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences II
Statistical Methods for Research Workers
Supporting Sciences 31-32 cr.
CHEM 177General Chemistry I4
CHEM 177LLaboratory in General Chemistry I1
CHEM 178General Chemistry II3
CHEM 178LLaboratory in College Chemistry II1
CHEM 331Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 331LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry I1
CHEM 332Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 332LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry II1
PHYS 111General Physics5
or PHYS 221 Introduction to Classical Physics I
PHYS 112General Physics5
or PHYS 222 Introduction to Classical Physics II
Choose one of the following options6-7
Option 1
Biochemistry I
Choose one of the following:
Biochemistry II
Techniques in Biochemical Research
Quantitative and Environmental Analysis
   and Quantitative and Environmental Analysis Laboratory
Chemical Thermodynamics
Option 2
Physiological Chemistry
Choose one of the following:
Techniques in Biochemical Research
Quantitative and Environmental Analysis
   and Quantitative and Environmental Analysis Laboratory
Chemical Thermodynamics
Total Credits33-34
Genetics and Life Sciences 32 cr.
GEN 110Genetics Orientation1
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
MICRO 302Biology of Microorganisms3
GEN 313Principles of Genetics3
GEN 313LGenetics Laboratory1
BIOL 314Principles of Molecular Cell Biology3
BIOL 315Biological Evolution3
GEN 409Molecular Genetics3
GEN 410Analytical Genetics3
GEN 462Evolutionary Genetics3
or EEOB 563 Molecular Phylogenetics
GEN 491Undergraduate Seminar1
Total Credits32
 Advanced Science Electives: 6 cr.

C- minimum grade; 6 cr. of advanced electives from approved department list.