Genetics and Evolution

Genetics and Evolution

The Genetics and Evolution option is for students interested in genetics, including molecular genetics, population genetics, and genomics, as well as evolutionary biology.  This option is a graduate prep program, and is for students interested in academia or employment at a governmental, private or non-profit agency, or for students interested in genetic counseling graduate programs.
 
Course Requirements (link to catalog)

Checklist of Requirements (one page PDF)

There are two example graduation plans for the Genetics and Evolution option: one with the introductory chemistry sequence (one year chemistry), and one with the advanced chemistry sequence (two years chemistry).  Which you choose will depend upon your overall career interests.  Choose the introductory chemistry sequence if your interests are in population genetics, conservation genetics, or if you are undecided.  Choose the advanced chemistry sequence for molecular genetics, microbial genetics, genetic counseling, or other graduate school preparation.


Example four year plan with introductory chemistry (PDF)
 
Example four year plan with advanced chemistry (PDF)