Minor in Genetics



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Bachelor's degree students who are interested in genetics and genomics can earn a minor in genetics.

Students should declare an intent to earn a genetics minor as early as possible, but no later than the end of the junior year, by contacting Professor Estelle Hrabak at (603) 862-0716 or estelle.hrabak@unh.edu in Rudman Hall, Room 105.

Students will be assigned a minor adviser who should be consulted with questions about courses and minor requirements.





  • Complete 20 credits from the courses listed below, with a grade of C- or better.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.
  • Select at least two courses from each category below.
  • Four credits of GEN 795 Investigations may be counted as one course toward fulfillment of the minor.
  • Pass/fail courses may not be used for the minor.
  • During the final semester, students should file the Certification of Completion of Minor (PDF) form in order to have the minor shown on the academic record.

Category 1 Transmission and Population Genetics

NR 664 Conservation Genetics4 cr. 
GEN 705
Population & Quantitative Genetics
4 cr.
prereq: GEN 604
GEN 706 Human Genetics 4 cr.prereq: GEN 604
GEN 713  Microbial Ecology and Evolution 4 cr.prereq: GEN 604;BMS 503
GEN 715  Molecular Evolution 4 cr.prereq: GEN 604
GEN 772 Evolutionary Genetics of Plants 4 cr.prereq: GEN 604

Category 2 Molecular Genetics

GEN 604

Principles of Genetics

4 cr.

Prereq: BIOL 411 & 412; CHEM 403 & 404

GEN 704

Genetics of Prokaryotic Microbes

5 cr.

Prereq: BMS 503; BMCB 658

GEN 711

Genomics and Bioinformatics

4 cr.

Prereq: GEN 604

GEN 712

Intro to Perl Programming for Bioinformatics

4 cr.

Prereq: GEN 604

GEN 717

Molecular Microbiology

5 cr.

Prereq: BMS 503; GEN 604

BMCB 754

Laboratory in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids

5 cr.

Prereq:  BMCB 658/659 or 751

GEN 771

Molecular Genetics

4 cr.

Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751; GEN 604

GEN 774

Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and lab

4 cr.