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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Genetics

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.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Communications
Engl 150, 250; an advanced English writing course (Engl 302-316); oral communication (AgEdS 311, Sp Cm 212; Lib 160
11 Math
Must include at least one course from both calculus and statistics chosen from Math 160, 165, 166, 181, 182; Stat 101 or 104, 401, 402, 403
3 Computer Studies
Three credits in computer science or computer applications chosen from an approved list. See department for list.
31 Physical sciences
Chem 177, 177L, 178, 178L (or 211), 331, 331L, 332, 332L; BBMB 404 or 420; Chem 211 or 321 or BBMB 405 or 411; Physics 111, 112 or 221, 222
23 Biological sciences
Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 313, 313L, 314, 314L; Micro 302; Biol 315
15 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
15 credits including at least 3 cr. each in the humanities, social sciences, ethics, international perspectives and U.S. diversity chosen from an approved list.
The environment-intensive and problem solving-intensive college requirements can be satisfied by selection of appropriate courses. See department for lists.
9.5 Genetics
Gen 110, 410, 411, 460 or 462, 491
9 Support electives
Choose 9 credits from approved list. See department for list.
Biol (A Ecl) 312 must be included in the program
Electives
Additional electives sufficient to equal the 128 credits required for graduation.
128 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
5 General Chemistry—Chem 177, 177L
3 English—Engl 150
4 Calculus—Math 165 or 181
4 Principles of Biology—Biol 211, 212L
0.5 Orientation and Career Opportunities—Gen 110
0.5 Library Instruction—Lib 160
Cr. Spring
4 General Chemistry—Chem 178, 178L
3 Statistics 101 or 104
4 Calculus—Math 161 or 166 or 182
4 Principles of Biology—Biol 212, 212L