Genetics Minor

genetics

Genetics is one of the fundamental disciplines that supports the field of biology. The departments that contribute to genetics teaching and research collaborated to develop the Genetics Minor to provide students with a focused experience in microbial, plant and animal genetics and permit exploration of specialties ranging from bioinformatics through molecular, evolutionary and quantitative genetics. The Genetics Minor is available in the departments of Animal and Range Sciences, Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Computer Science, Ecology, Microbiology, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases (formerly Vet & Molecular Biology). Each participating department has a certifying officer for the Genetics Minor to help students decide whether this option is appropriate. Standards for the Genetics Minor are consistent across all participating departments.
A student must receive a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the minor. In consultation with the Genetics Advisor, the student will select a minimum of 16 credits from the list of elective courses.

 

Required Courses  
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  4
BIOB 375- General Genetics
or BIOH 320- Biomedical Genetics 
   3
BIOB 480 - Conservation Genetics
or BIOB 484 - Population Genetics
  3
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
or BIOB 318 - Biometry
  3
Elective Courses
Choose 15 credits from the following:   15
AGSC 441 - Plant Breeding & Genetics   3
ANSC 322 - Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics   3
BCH 444R - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods   3
BIOB 420 - Evolution   3
BIOB 428 - Molecular Evolution   3
BIOB 430 - Plant Biotechnology   3
BIOB 476R - Gene Construction   4
BIOB 480 - Conservation Genetics   3 if not taken as a requirement
BIOB 484 - Population Genetics   3 if not taken as a requirement
BIOH 422 - Genes and Cancer   3
BIOH 422 - Genes and Cancer   3
BIOH 455 - Molecular Medicine   3
BIOH 465R - Gene Expression Lab: From Genes to Proteins to Cells   3
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics   3
BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution   3
BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology   3
BIOM 455R - Research Mthds in Microbiology   4
BIOO 435 - Plant Systematics   3
Total Credits   28