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BA Genomics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
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 Tuition fee

49498 USD
49498 USD

Application fee

International 85 USD
National 85 USD
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
SAT (avg)1540
ACT (avg)34

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About this course

The Genomics Concentration involves faculty in Biology, as well as others in departments in Arts & Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering, who are committed to welcoming undergraduate Biology majors into their research programs.  The Genomics Concentration encourages students to take basic and advanced level courses covering the experimental and computational approaches that define this field and emphasizes applying this knowledge to ongoing research projects in biology through Independent Study.

Students fulfilling the requirements of the Area of Concentration in Genomics will receive a note on their official transcript certifying successful completion of the Area of Concentration.

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Eligibility Criteria

The following courses are required for students pursuing both the B.S. and B.A. biology credentials.

BIOLOGY 201 Molecular Biology (prerequisite: Chem 101D or equivalent)
BIOLOGY 202L Genetics & Evolution
Biology Area Requirements
Select 1 course from EACH of the following three areas. Courses listed in more than one area may only be used to meet one area requirement.

1 course - Organismal Diversity (see course listings)
1 course - Biological Structure & FunctionBIOLOGY 220 Cellular and Developmental Biology
1 course - Ecology (see course listings)

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Course Modules

BIOLOGY 293 Research Independent Study or equivalent (Genome 293, MGM 293/593, etc.) with a concentration area faculty member or approval of the area advisor.
3 courses from the following list (A maximum of 2 alternate electives may count towards the major):
BIOLOGY 210FS Genomes, Biology and Medicine (Focus Program) - no longer offered
BIOLOGY 251L Molecular Evolution
BIOLOGY 311 Systems Biology: An Introduction for the Quantitative Sciences
BIOLOGY 350 Complex Traits and Evolutionary Genetics
BIOLOGY 410S Advanced Approaches to Genome Science Research - no longer offered
BIOLOGY 417S Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
BIOLOGY 450S Genomics of Adaptatation
BIOLOGY 452S Genes and Development
BIOLOGY 493 Research Independent Study (continuation of Ind Study from above)
BIOLOGY 554 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution
BME/CBB 561L Genome Science and Technology Lab (approved alternate elective)
CBB 520 Genome Tools and Technologies (approved alternate elective)
COMPSCI 260 Introduction to Computational Genomics (approved alternate elective)
GENOME 256 Genome Sciences and Society (approved alternate elective)
1 course listed or cross-listed in Biology at the 200-level or above
(or approved alternate elective course, if two approved alternate electives were not already used above)

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How to Apply

As part of the biology major, you may elect to complete requirements in specified sub-disciplines in the biological sciences. Currently available areas of concentration in the biology major are: anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, animal behavior, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, marine biology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and plant biology. Completion of concentration requirements will result in a designation on the student's transcript.

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