Genetics

The genetics major provides a broad foundation in the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences fundamental to the study of heredity and evolution.  The major is flexible in order to serve students interested in genetics, either as a basic discipline or in its application in biotechnology, agriculture, environment/conservation, and medicine.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610 Calculus I4CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II13
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I13Core History I3
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory1
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 2100 Professional Development1 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry I3CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
Core Hist or Literature3BIOL 3030 Evolution and Systematics3
Core Humanities or Social Sci3BIOL 3020 Genomic Biology or 3200 General Microbiology4
BIOL 3000 Genetics3STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3
BIOL 3001 General Genetics Laboratory1 
 14 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3BIOL 5220 Introductory Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 5800 Introduction to Computational Biology3BIOL 4100 Cell Biology3
Core Social Science3BIOL 4101 Cell Biology Laboratory2
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4Core Fine Arts3
BCHE 5180 Biochemistry I3Core Social Science3
 16 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
GENE CORE Elective5BIOL 5330 Developmental Genetics3
GENE SUPP Elective5GENE CORE Elective3
Core Humanities3GENE SUPP Electives5
Free Electives3BIOL 4950 Senior Seminar1
 Free Electives4
 16 16
Total Hours: 120

Long range schedules for COSAM courses are online at http://aub.ie/cosamlrs

Courses in BOLD will be used to calculate GPA in major.

Options for courses labeled CORE are in the Auburn University Bulletin (www.auburn.edu/bulletin) under Core Curriculum.

1The Chemistry 1110/1111-1120/1121 sequence can substitute for CHEM1030/1031-1040/1041. See advisor for details.

Genetics Electives

GENE CORE Electives

BIOL 3020 Genomic Biology (4)

BIOL 4150 Human Genetics (3)

BIOL 5260 Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics (3)

BIOL 5320 Plant Gene Expression (3)

BIOL 5521 Gene Exp & Recom DNA (2)

BIOL 5850 Functional Genomics (3)

BIOL 5860 Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis (3)

GENE SUPP Electives

Any additional GENE CORE Elective

BIOL 3200/01 Microbiology (4)

BIOL 4410 Vertebrate Development (5)

BIOL 4920 Internship (up to 4)

BIOL 4970 Special Topics (as appropriate: i.e. Genetics of Mammalian Disease)

BIOL 4980 UG Research (up to 6)

BIOL 5050 Fundamentals of Biophysics (3)

BIOL 5230 Virology (3)

BIOL 5500 Immunology (3)

BIOL 5550 Nanomedicine (3)

BIOL 5600 Mammalian Physiology (5)

BCHE 5190 Biochemistry II (3)

PHYS 1510 College Physics II (4)

AGRI 3000 Agricultural Genetics (4)

ANSC 3500 Animal Breeding (3)

APBT 1000 Introduction to Applied Biotechnology (1)

APBT 3100 Applied Biotechnology I (4)

APBT 4100 Applied Biotechnology II (4)

CSES 5100 Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement (3)

FORY 3200 Forest Tree Physiology (3)