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Courses for a Degree in Genetics

In addition to a focus on genetics courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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