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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 Veterinary Molecular Biology. Each participating department has a certifying officer for the Genetics Minor to help students decide whether this option is appropriate.The list of advisors is found at
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.