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The Department of Genetics offers an undergraduate Minor in Genetics to provide students with strong preparation in the principles of Genetics and Molecular Biology, as well as preparation in ancillary fields such as Statistics and Biochemistry. This Minor is appropriate for (but not limited to) students with majors in Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Crop Science, Environmental Technology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nutrition Science, Plant Biology, Poultry Science, and Zoology.
Students may declare their intention to complete the Genetics minor by consulting with Dr. Gardner as listed below. Students are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their programs so they receive information on Genetics courses and activities from the Undergraduate Coordinator.
The advisor will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
Dr. Betty Gardner
2532 Thomas Hall
SIS Code: 17GNM
- Completion of 17 credit hours; 11 required and six (6) elective.
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required for all Genetics Minor courses.
|GN 311||Principles of Genetics||4|
|GN 312||Elementary Genetics Laboratory||1|
|ST 311||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|or ST 371||Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory|
|GN 421||Molecular Genetics||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Population, Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics|
|Genes and Development|
|Human and Biomedical Genetics|
|Epigenetics, Development, and Disease|
Genetics Research/Teaching Experience (3 cr) 1
Course options include GN 496 Genetics Research Experience, GN 497 Genetics Teaching Experience, BSC 498 Biological Sciences Honors Project Part 2, and ALS 499 Honors Research or Teaching II, must involve a genetics topic, and must be approved in writing by the Director of the Undergraduate Genetics Program prior to beginning the project.