BIO 213. Introduction to Genetics & Molecular Biology. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the biological processes that control the transmission and expression of genetic information with emphasis on the structure and function of nucleic acids. Students will study inheritance at the biochemical, organismal, and population levels.
Prerequisite: BIO 150 with a minimum grade of D.
The Department of Biology offers a major in Biology that emphasizes the development of scientific skills and competencies necessary for understanding living systems and critical analysis of scientific claims. The six foundation courses introduce students to hypothesis testing, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation while investigating ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, and the chemical foundations of life. Throughout the major, students engage with current scientific literature and learn to communicate scientific information in written and oral formats.