Minor in Genetics


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Bachelor's degree students who are interested in genetics and genomics can earn a minor in genetics.

Students should declare an intent to earn a genetics minor as early as possible, but no later than the end of the junior year, by filling out the Intent to Minor form.  Contact the Minor Advisor Professor Estelle Hrabak at (603) 862-0716 or estelle.hrabak@unh.edu in Rudman Hall, Room 105, with questions.

Students will be assigned a minor adviser who should be consulted with questions about courses and minor requirements.

  • GEN 604 Principles of Genetics is required for the minor.
  • Complete 16 credits from the courses listed below, with a grade of C- or better and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all minor courses.
  • Select at least ONE course from each category below.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.
  • Four credits of GEN 795 Investigations may be counted as one course toward fulfillment of the minor but cannot be counted toward Category 1 or Category 2.
  • Pass/fail courses may not be used for the minor.
  • During the final semester, students should file the Certification of Completion of Minor (PDF) form in order to have the minor shown on the academic record.


Category 1 Transmission/Population Genetics

 NR 664  Conservation Genetics 4 cr.  
 GEN 705  Population & Quantitative Genetics 4 cr.  prereq: GEN 604
 GEN 706  Human Genetics 4 cr.  prereq: GEN 604
 GEN 713  Microbial Ecology and Evolution 4 cr.  prereq: GeEN 604; BMS 503
 GEN 715  Molecular Evolution 4 cr.  prereq: GEN 604
 GEN 772  Evolutionary Genetics of Plants 4 cr.  prereq: GEN 604


Category 2 Molecular Genetics

 GEN 704

 Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

5 cr.

  prereq: BMS 503; BMCB 658

 GEN 711

 Genomics and Bioinformatics

4 cr.

  prereq: GEN 604

 GEN 712

 Intro to Perl Programming for Bioinformatics

4 cr.

  prereq: GEN 604

 GEN 717

 Molecular Microbiology

5 cr.

  prereq: BMS 503; GEN 604

 GEN 721

 Comparative Genomics

4 cr.

  prereq: GEN 604

 BMCB 754

 Laboratory in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of 
 Nucleic Acids

5 cr.

  prereq:  BMCB 658/659 or 751

 GEN 771

 Molecular Genetics

4 cr.

  prereq: BMCB 658 or 751; GEN 604

GEN 774 Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and lab 4 cr.  

Questions? Contact:

Estelle Hrabak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rudman Hall, Room 105
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-0716