Genetics - B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2310H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L or CHEM 1311H and CHEM 1311L 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): Preferred Course(s):MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2260 or MATH 2270 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2310H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or MATH 2500 or MATH 2700 or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
(BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L
(CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L) or (CHEM 1312H, CHEM 1312L)
(CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L) or (CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L) or (CHEM 2411, CHEM 2411L
PHYS 1111-1111L or PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1311-1311L
Choose one course from the following:
     (CHEM 2212, CHEM 2212L) or (CHEM 2312H, CHEM 2312L) or (CHEM 2412, CHEM 2412L
     PHYS 1112-1112L or PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1312-1312L
     CSCI 1301-1301L or CSCI 1360 or CSCI 2150-2150L


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (33-38 hours)
Foundations
BCMB 3100 or BCMB 4010/6010
CBIO 3400
GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3000H
GENE 3200-3200D

Statistics
STAT 3110
STAT 3120

Laboratory
Complete this research thesis sequence [(GENE 4960, GENE 4970, and GENE 4990) or (GENE 4960H, GENE 4970H, and GENE 4990H)] or choose two courses from the following:

GENE 3210L
GENE 3220L
GENE 4210L
GENE 4220L
GENE 4230L

All courses in the thesis sequence must be taken under the supervision of the same faculty mentor. Honors and non-Honors research courses can both be used in the thesis sequence.

Advanced
Choose one course from the following:
GENE 4000/6000
GENE 4200/6200

Capstone
GENE 4950 (a total of two 1-hour seminars)

Note: Genetics requires review of non-equivalent transfer courses for Major Requirements.
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General Electives (10-18 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper-division (0-3 hours)
Any level (10-18 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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