BS Genetics — Pre-Vet

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
CORE HISTORY I3MATH 1610 Calculus I4
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I13CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II13
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 
 15 15
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 Genom. Bio or BIOL 3200/01 Micro4
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
ANSC 3400 Animal Nutrition4BIOL 4950 Senior Seminar1
BIOL 4AA0 Professional Development II0FREE ELECTIVE3
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed (SM1)*0
 17 15
Total Hours: 120
CodeTitleHours
Genetics Electives
GENE CORE Electives
Genomic Biology
Human Genetics
Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
Plant Gene Expression
Gene Expression and Recombinant DNA Laboratory
Functional Genomics
Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis
GENE SUPP Electives
Any additional GENE CORE Elective
BIOL 3200/BIOL 3201 General Microbiology
Vertebrate Development
Internship in Biology (up to 4)
Special Topics (as appropriate: i.e. Genetics of Mammalian Disease)
Undergraduate Research (up to 6 hours)
Fundamentals of Biophysics
Virology
Immunology
Nanomedicine
RNA in Biomedicine
Mammalian Physiology (Biomedical Physiology)
Biochemistry II
General Physics II
Agricultural Genetics
Animal Breeding
Introduction to Applied Biotechnology
Applied Biotechnology I
Applied Biotechnology II
Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement
Forest Tree Physiology