Courses for a Degree in Genetics

Genetics is the study of heredity, how characteristics are passed down from previous generations.

For this major you’ll take lots of genetics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in genetics.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in genetics:

Genetics Courses:

  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry + Lab
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Biology of Development
  • Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Principles of Organismal Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Genetics Lab
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Senior Seminar in Genetics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology