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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 689 Command Line Skills
  • GENE 681 Seminar (2 CR)
  • GENE 682 Seminar Presentation (2 CR)
  • GENE 685 Research Rotations (1 CR)
  • GENE 697 Teaching Genetics Labs (2 CR)
  • Research ethics (1 CR) options:
    • BICH 689, Section 601 Application of Scientific Values in Daily Research Practice

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

Molecular genetics

  • BIOL 601 Biological Clocks
  • 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

Statistics and bioinformatics

  • CSCE 601Programming with C and Java
  • BIOL 651 Bioinformatics
  • • GENE 689 Command Line Skills
  • GENE 689 Metagenomics
  • STAT 604 Special Problems in Statistics Computations and Analysis
  • STAT 643 Biostatistics I
  • STAT 644 Biostatistics II
  • STAT 646 Statistical Bioinformatics
  • STAT 651 Statistics in Research I
  • STAT 652 Statistics in Research II
  • STAT 657 Advanced Programming using SAS
  • VIBS 613 Evolutionary Bioinformatics
  • WFSC 670 Excel Biometry

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

  • 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
  • • GENE 689/BIOL 689 Bacterial Genomics
  • VTPP 638 Analysis of Genomics Signals
  • VTMI 664 Mammalian Genome Modification for Biomedical Research

• Courses with the number 689 are ‘special topics’. Many of these are held regularly but have not yet received a course number.

**Approved courses meeting requirements. Alternative courses must be approved by the Genetics Curriculum Committee.

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