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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 402
Title Genetics
Credits 4.0
Distribution W/Q
Prerequisites BIO212, CHE213, or permission of Department Chairperson


The study of the hereditary material-how it changes, how it is transmitted, and how it provides information to the cell. Topics to be discussed include classical genetic theory, and introduction to the biochemistry of nucleic acids, genome organization, gene regulation and expression, population genetics, and the role of genetic change in evolutionary processes. Four lecture hours per week. This course can be used as a Q and W course in the current curriculum.