2011-12 Online Catalogue
Molecular Genetics (Bachelor of Science)
Undergraduates who undertake studies in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics receive instruction in the classroom and in state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The Department offers either a Microbiology or a Molecular Genetics major or minor as well as courses in the areas of molecular genetics, general, clinical, and environmental microbiology, virology, and immunology which are available to students in other programs. Numerous research opportunities provide undergraduates with close interactions with faculty at the cutting edge of microbiology using molecular genetics technology.
The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics core courses total 65 credits. The courses comprising the core are: first-year colloquium, a Senior seminar, biology, biochemistry, genetics, inorganic and organic chemistry, mathematics, general microbiology, molecular genetics, cell biology, physics, and statistics. In addition to the core requirements departmental majors take a minimum of 15 credit hours from an array of approved elective courses including undergraduate research. As their core requirements, minors take microbiology, molecular genetics, cell biology and genetics plus additional credit hours of courses as required.