Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Genetics, Genomics & Biotechnology

Genetics, Genomics & Biotechnology
Hours62 - 65 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 1 option
option 3.2 Complete 4 groups
group 3.2.4 Complete 1 selection
Note: To complete a minor from the Marriott School of Business, students must take MKTG 201 in group 3.2.2 and one of the following: Math 110, Math 112, Math 116, Math 118, or IS 201.
Recommended Complete 2 options
Recommended Courses:
Recommended Complete 6 courses
For preprofessional or graduate school preparation:
Recommended Complete 1 course
For students seeking employment in the biotech industry:
Program Outcomes: 

Molecular Genetics Fundamentals

Exhibit a broad understanding of core molecular genetics and biology concepts including bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology, physiology and evolution.

Biotechnology Skills and Practices

Independently perform key biotechnology and molecular biology benchwork protocols and can use popular computational software packages for DNA sequence analysis as they apply to plant and animal improvement programs or microbial genomics. Graduates of the biotechnology business track will have additional skills acquired from case studies-oriented management courses.

Genome Organization and Manipulation

Explain key concepts of genome organization and manipulation in depth, for example genetic map construction, sequencing methods and strategies, genome annotation, comparative genomics, global gene expression profiling, metagenomics, and transgenic plant and animal technologies. Also, students can independently assemble bacterial genomes and parse metagenomic sequencing data.

Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

Demonstrate proficiency in applying the quantitative and analytical skills necessary for successful research science and/or clinical health careers. Examples include designing properly controlled experiments (PWS288), critically analyzing experimental data in the literature (PDBIO 360, PWS488), and writing scripts to parse genomic datasets (BIO165, PWS470),

Literature Summation and Discussion

Graduates can summarize the background, methodology, results and conclusions of a set of experiments, as published in a single or in multiple related scientific papers, and lead classroom discussions on them.