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Required and Elective Courses for PhD

Required Courses (17 CR)

  -     GENE 603 Genetics (4 CR)
  -     GENE 608 Model Genetic Systems (2 CR)
  -     Computational genetics (3 CR)*
                      CSCE 601 Programming with C and Java
                      BIOL 651 Bioinformatics
                      STAT 604 Special Problems in Statistics Computations and Analysis
                      STAT 646 Statistical Bioinformatics
                      STAT 657 Advanced Programming using SAS
                      VIBS 613 Evolutionary Bioinformatics
  -       GENE 681 Seminar (2 CR)
  -       GENE 682 Seminar Presentation (2 CR)
  -       GENE 685 Research Rotations (1 CR)
  -       GENE 697 Teaching Genetics Labs (1 CR)
  -       Scientific presentation skills (1 CR)
  -       Research ethics (1 CR)

Elective Courses (9 CR, spread across at least three competency areas*)

  -       Molecular genetics
                       BIOL 609 Molecular Tools in Biology
                       BIOL 635 Plant Molecular Biology
                       GENE 626 Analysis of Gene Expression
                       GENE 631 Biochemical Genetics
                       GENE 648 Molecular Evolution
                       GENE 662 Eukaryotic Transcription
                       GENE 673 Gene Expression
   -       Quantitative and population genetics
                       ANSC 628 Animal Breeding
                       ANSC 689 Advanced Quantitative Genetics
                       EEBL 605 Population and Quantitative Genetics
                       EEBL 606 Phylogenetics and Comparative Biology
                       ESSM 689 Quantitative Methods in Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography
                       GENE 606 Quantitative Phylogenetics
                       GENE 612 Population Genetics
                       GENE 613 Quantitative Genetics
                       GENE 614 Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Genetic Parameters
                       GENE 638 Prediction of Genetic Merit
                       GENE 643 Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding
                       SCSC 641 Plant Breeding
                       SCSC 642 Plant Breeding II
                       WFSC 624 Dynamics of Populations
   -       Organismal genetics
                       ANSC 624 Mammalian Developmental Genetics
                       BIOL 601 Biological Clocks
                       BIOL 606 Microbial Genetics
                       BIOL 610 Evolution
                       BIOL 611 Developmental Genetics
                       BIOL 652 Epigenetic Mechanisms
                       BIOL 698 Behavior, Genes, Evolution
                       GENE 633 Conservation Genetics
                       GENE 677 Genes and Diseases
                       MARB 668 Evolutionary Biology
                       MSCI 630 Pathogenesis of Human Disease
  -       Genomics and Bioinformatics
                       BIOL 650 Genomics
                       EEBL 607 Evolutionary Genomics
                       GENE 620 Cytogenetics
                       GENE 629 Applied Animal Genomics
                       GENE 654 Analysis of Complex Genomes
                       GENE 655 Analysis of Complex Genomes-Lab
                       VTPP 638 Analysis of Genomics Signals
                       VTMI 664 Mammalian Genome Modification for Biomedical Research

*Approved courses meeting requirements in each competency area.  Alternative courses must be approved by the Genetics Curriculum Committee.
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