Course Requirements for BS in Genetics

Requirements

  • At least 128 credits in courses numbered 200-799
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0
  • C- or better in all COLSA courses
  • Completion of university general education requirements (for students admitted prior to fall 2010 or transferring to UNH from another institution in fall 2010)

                OR

     Completion of university Discovery requirements (for freshmen enrolling starting fall 2010)

  • Completion of university Writing Intensive (WI) requirements

Seven Foundation courses

CHEM 403

General Chemistry I (includes lab)

CHEM 404

General Chemistry II (includes lab)

CHEM 545/5461

Organic Chemistry & Laboratory

MATH 424B

Calculus for Life Sciences

BIOL 528

Applied Biostatistics I

PHYS 401

Introduction to Physics I (includes lab)

PHYS 402

Introduction to Physics II (includes lab)

1Students applying to professional schools need a full year of organic chemistry and should take
CHEM 651/653 Organic Chemistry I/Lab and CHEM 652/654 Organic Chemistry II/Lab instead of
CHEM 545/546 (see http://www.unh.edu/uacc/premed-advising)

Six Biological Science Foundation courses

BIOL 411

Principles of Biology I (includes lab)

BIOL 412

Principles of Biology II (includes lab)

BMS 503

General Microbiology (includes lab)

GEN 604

Principles of Genetics

BMCB 605

Eukaryotic Cell and Developmental Biology

BMCB 658/659

General Biochemistry & Laboratory

 

Four Genetics Core courses

GEN 401

Professional Perspectives in Genetics

GEN 606

Genetics Lab

GEN 711

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Select ONE

GEN 704

Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

GEN 771

Molecular Genetics

 

Five Major Elective courses

Population/Evolutionary Genetics - Select ONE unique course

GEN 705

Population Genetics

GEN 715

Evolutionary Genetics

 

Laboratory Techniques - Select ONE unique course:

BMCB 754  

(WI)

Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids

BMS 714   

(WI)

Research Methods in Endocrinology

GEN 704

 

Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

GEN 717

(WI)

Molecular Microbiology

GEN 775

 

Plant Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Lab

GEN 795

 

Investigations (4 credit minimum)

GEN 799

 

Senior Thesis

 

Bioscience Electives2* - Select THREE unique courses:

BIOL 711

 

Applied Biostatistics II

BMCB 750

 

Physical Biochemistry

BMCB 753

 

Cell Culture

BMCB 754    

(WI)

Lab in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids

BMCB 763

 

Biochemistry of Cancer

BMCB 794

 

Protein Structure and Function

BMS 702    

 

Endocrinology

BMS 704

 

Pathologic Basis of Disease

BMS 705

 

Immunology

BMS 706

 

Virology

BMS 714    

(WI)

Research Methods in Endocrinology

GEN 704

 

Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

GEN 705

 

Population Genetics

GEN 706

 

Human Genetics

GEN 712

 

Introduction to Perl Programming for Bioinformatics

GEN 713

 

Microbial Ecology and Evolution

GEN 715

 

Molecular Evolution

GEN 717       

(WI)

Molecular Microbiology

GEN 721

 

Comparative Genomics  

GEN 753

 

Cryogenetics

GEN 771

 

Molecular Genetics

GEN 772     

(WI)

Evolutionary Genetics of Plants

GEN 774/775

 

Plant Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering & Laboratory

GEN 795

 

Investigations  (4 credit minimum)

GEN 799       

(WI)

Senior Thesis

ZOOL 777

 

Neurobiology and Behavior

 

2 Students interested in professional school or in genetic counseling are encouraged to have a broad educational background. See the Pre-professional Health Programs Advising website. Therefore, ONE course from the following group of Other Major Electives may be substituted for one of the three Upper-level Biological Science Electives. No substitutions for the Laboratory Techniques elective.

Other Major Electives*          

ANSC 602    

(WI)

Animal Rights and Societal Issues

ANSC 701

 

Physiology of Reproduction

ANTH 610

(WI)

Medical Anthropology: Illness & Healing

ANTH 685     

(WI)

Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

ARTS 567

 

Introductory Sculpture

BMCB 714/715

 

Electron Microscopy with Laboratory

BMS 623

 

Comparative Histology

BMS 718

(WI)

Mammalian Physiology

BMS 730

(WI)

Ethics and Issues in Microbiology

BMS 755

 

Molecular Diagnostics

CLAS 525

 

Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms

FS 746

 

Human Sexuality

FS 757        

(WI)

Race, Class, Gender & Families

HIST 521

 

Origins of Modern Science

HIST 522

 

Science in the Modern World

HIST 654

 

Topics in History of Science

HMP 401     

(WI)

United States Health Care Systems

HMP 403

 

Introduction to Public Health

HMP 430

 

Alternative Medicine and Health

HMP 501

 

Epidemiology and Community Medicine

HMP 505

 

Public Health: History and Practice

HMP 569

 

Human Behavior and the Public Health

HMP 744     

(WI)

Ethical Issues in Health Management & Medicine

HUMA 651

(WI)

Humanities & Science: The Nature of Scientific Creativity

KIN 607

 

Biology of Aging

NUTR 750

(WI)

Nutritional Biochemistry

PHIL 424

 

Science, Technology, and Society

PHIL 435

 

Human Nature and Evolution

PHIL 450

 

Ecology and Values

PHIL 660      

(WI)

Law, Medicine and Morals

PSYC 511

 

Sensation and Perception

PSYC 513

 

Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 531

 

Psychobiology

PSYC 561

 

Abnormal Behavior

PSYC 731     

(WI)

Brain and Behavior

SOC 635  

(WI)

Medical Sociology

SOC 770

 

Social Stress and Health

ZOOL 518

 

Vertebrate Morphology

ZOOL 625/626   

(WI)

Principles of Animal Physiology& Laboratory

ZOOL 690    

(WI)

Evolution