Upper-Division Course Options for Genetics Majors
Major electives in general should be selected from upper-division lecture, laboratory,
combination, or seminar courses offered in biochemistry, biology, cell biology, chemistry,
computer science, ecology, entomology, genetics, marine science, math, microbiology, plant
biology, statistics, and vet physiology. No greater than 4 hours of the 9 total required major
elective hours may be earned in independent research or directed study courses. A
minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all major, including major elective, course work.
The following list categorizes and lists courses once, even though a course may fit in more
than one category. The list is not exhaustive, so check out the online Bulletin or Schedule of
Classes for additional options.
GENE 4050. Behavior Genetics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1107-1107L or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of department.
Interdisciplinary field combining behavioral sciences and genetics to study roles of the genes
and other factors involved in a variety of complex behaviors of humans and animals. Topics
include principles and methodologies of quantitative behavior genetics; nature, nurture,
behavior and evolution; neurogenetics; cognitive disabilities, personality disorders,
psychopathology; and culture.