North Carolina State University - Department Of Genetics

The Program in Genetics consists of a highly interactive group of scientists with foci in quantitative, developmental and computational genetics. The program also administers outstanding undergraduate and graduate training programs in genetics, partly supported by an NIH training grant on ’The Genetic Architecture of Quantitative Traits’.

Program in Genetics


The Master of Genetics degree is often pursued by scientists who are interested in earning additional professional credentials. This degree is considered to be a terminal degree and is not intended to prepare graduates who plan to pursue a PhD in the field.

GN 701  Molecular Genetics
GN 702 Cellular and Developmental Genetics
GN 703 Population and Quantitative Genetics
GN 850 Professionalism and Ethics
GN 810X Special Topics in Genetics
ST 511 Experimental Statistics for Biologists
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry

(an additional 14 hrs of elective courses are required, 6 hours must come from this list
GN 504 Human Genetics
GN 713 Quantitative Genetics and Breeding
GN 721 Genetic Data Analysis
GN 735 Functional Genomics
GN 740 Evolutionary Genetics
GN 745 Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding
GN 750 Developmental Genetics
GN 756 Computational Molecular Evolution
GN 758 Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
GN 761 Advanced Molecular Biology of the Cell
GN 770 Statistical Concepts in Genetics
BO 780 Plant Molecular Biology
BO 824N Topics in Plant Molecular Genetics
BCH 701 Macromolecular Structure
BIT 510 Core Technologies*
BIT 815XX Advanced Modules (Several)*
* Only three hours of these courses may be counted toward the primary elective requirement.
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Program in Genetics
Box 7614
N.C. State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7614