The Program in Genetics offers an Undergraduate Minor in Genetics to provide students with strong preparation in the principles of genetics. This Minor is appropriate for (but not limited to) students with majors in Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Crop Science, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nutrition Science, Plant Biology, Plant and Soil Sciences, Poultry Science, and Zoology.
The Genetics Minor requires 18 credit hours: 12 specified, three restricted elective and three unrestricted elective. A grade of “C” or better is required for all Genetics Minor courses.
The course requirements were changed effective Fall 2011. If you filed the paperwork to declare your minor BEFORE the Fall 2011 term please use the Degree Audit feature in your MyPack Portal to plan your courses.
|SPECIFIED COURSES (12 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|GN 311||Principles of Genetics (F, S, Sum)||4|
|GN 312||Elementary Genetics Laboratory (F, S)||1|
|ST 311 or
|Introduction to Statistics (F, S, Sum)
Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory (F, S, Sum)
|BCH 351 or
|General Biochemistry (F, S, Sum)
Principles of Biochemistry (F, S, Sum)
|RESTRICTED ELECTIVE COURSES (3 Credit Hours)|
|GN 421 or
|Advanced Genetics/Molecular Genetics (F, S, Sum)
Population, Quantitative, and Evolutionary Genetics (S)
|UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credit hours)|
|GN 421†||Advanced Genetics/Molecular Genetics (F, S, Sum)||3|
|GN 423†||Population, Quantitative, and Evolutionary Genetics (S)||3|
|GN 434||Genes and Development (F, S, Sum); Prereq: GN 421||3|
|GN 441||Human and Biomedical Genetics (F); Prereq: GN 421||3|
|GN 451||Genome Science (S); Prereq: GN 423||3|
|GN 490||Genetics Colloquium; Prereq: GN 421||1|
|GN 492‡||External Learning Experience (F, S, Sum)||1-3|
|GN 493‡||Special Problems in Genetics (F, S, Sum)||1-3|
|ALS 498‡||Honors Research (F, S, Sum)||1-3|
|ALS 499‡||Honors Research (F, S, Sum)||1-3|
|†||If not taken as one of the Restricted Elective Courses.|
|‡||The courses must involve a genetics topic that is approved by the UG Coordinator prior to the start of the course.|
Students may declare their intention to complete the Genetics minor by consulting with Dr. Betty Gardner, Undergraduate Minor Coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their programs so they receive information on Genetics courses and activities from the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Dr. Betty Gardner will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
Dr. Betty Gardner
Teaching Associate Professor
2526A Thomas Hall