Genetics (BS) (17GNBS)

Critical Path Courses: Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci*1,G 2 BIO 183 Intro Bio: Cellular & Molecular1 4(CP)
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol., Evol. Biodiversity1,B 4(CP) CH 221 Organic Chemistry I 1 3(CP)
CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science1,B 3(CP) CH 222 Organic Chemistry I Lab1 1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1 1 MA 231 Calc. for Life & Mgmt Sci B1,2,A 3(CP)
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Mgt Sci A 1,2,A 3(CP) ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1,H 4
LSC 103 Exploring Opportunities Life Sci*1 1
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Req*E 1
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 223 Organic Chemistry II 1 3 (CP) GN 311 Principles of Genetics 1 4 (CP)
CH 224 Organic Chemistry II Lab1 1 GN 312 Elementary Genetics lab1 1
ST 311 Intro to Statistics 1,2 3 CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Sci. 1 3 (CP)
Restricted Elective 1,4 4 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab1 1
GEP Social Science Req. D 3 Restricted Elective 1,4 4
GEP Health & Exercise StudiesE 1 Communications Req. 1,5 3
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GN 421 Molecular Genetics1 3 GN 425 Advanced Genetics Lab1  2
BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry1 4 GN 423 Pop., Quant., Evol. Genetics1 3
PY 211 College Phsyics I 1,6 4 PY 212 College Phyics II1,6 4
ENG 333 Comm. for Sci & Research1 3 GEP Social Science Req.D 3
GEP Humanities Req. C 3 GEP Addtl. Breadth Req. F 3
17 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Genetics Research/Teaching Requirement7 3 Genetics Elective 1,9 6
PB (BIO) 414/421 Cell Biology/Physiology1 3-4 GEP Humanities Requirement*C 3
GEP Interdisc. Persp. Req. G 3 Free Elective 7
Free Elective 5-6
15 16

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 124

Major/Program Footnotes

1. A minimum grade of C- is required in these courses.

2. MA 141 and MA 241 may be substituted for the MA 131 and MA 231 requirements, respectively. Please note that MA 131 does not satisfy the prerequistes for MA 241.

3. ST 371 may be taken instead of ST 311 and is recommended for students with interests in computational areas. Please see an advisor to discuss your options.

4. Students must select at least 8 hours from the Restricted Electives Options in the degree audit.

5. This course must be selected from the following courses: COM 110 Public Speaking, COM 112 Interpersonal Communications or COM 211 Argumentation and Advocacy.

6. PY 205 and PY 208 may be substituted for PY 211 and PY 212. PY 205 and PY 208 are calculus-based and may require the MA 141 and MA 241 series of Mathematics (see footnote 1). PY 201 and PY 202 also may be substituted for PY 211 and PY 212. PY 201 and PY 202 are calculus-based, require the MA 141 and MA 241 series, and are restricted to students in the College of PAMS.

7. Student must select one course form the Genetics Research/Teaching Requirement options in the degree audit. A grade of “S” is required in this course.

8. Student must select at least 3 hours from the Cell Biology/Physiology Requirement options in the degree audit.

9. Student must select 6 hours from the Genetics Electives options in the degree audit.

Graduate requirements include: Students must have a 2.0 overall GPA.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
In Genetics, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
In Genetics, this GEP requirement is me through the Major course requirements.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Socio/ Sciences course list. Some courses on this list will also meet the U.S. Diversity or Global Knowledge co­
requisites.
E. Physical Education/Healthy living
(2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth
(3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary Perspectives 
(5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed is part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: LSC 101 meets 2 credit hours of this requirement.
Introduction to Writing 
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C-or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.  
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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