Genetics Minor

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Genetics Minor

Students in other majors who wish to develop a focus in the area of genetics and genomics can complement their major academic program with a minor in genetics. 


Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Rudman Hall
46 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits, no more than 8 of which can also be used to fulfill major requirements.  A C average (2.00) is required in courses that the minor department approves. It is the student’s responsibility to file an Intent to Minor form with the GEN minor advisor by the end of the junior year and to complete a Certification of Completion of Minor form during their final semester at UNH.

Required Course

GEN 604Principles of Genetics4

Choose at least one Transmission/Population Genetics course and one Molecular Genetics course.  To reach the minimum of 20 credits for the minor, 4 credits of GEN 795 Investigations in Genetics may be used.

Transmission/Population Genetics Courses (Choose at least One)

NR 664Conservation Genetics4
GEN 705Population and Quantitative Genetics4
GEN 706Human Genetics4
GEN 713Microbial Ecology and Evolution4
GEN 715Molecular Evolution4
GEN 772Evolutionary Genetics of Plants4

Molecular Genetics Courses (Choose at least One)

BMCB 754Molecular Biology Research Methods5
GEN 704Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes5
GEN 711Genomics and Bioinformatics4
GEN 712Programming for Bioinformatics5
GEN 717Molecular Microbiology5
GEN 721Comparative Genomics4
GEN 771Molecular Genetics4
GEN 774Techniques in Plant Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology4

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