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Course Descriptions

The biology program will produce biologists with the chemistry, mathematics, and physics background needed to solve biotechnological problems in the coming decades. Those students wishing to strengthen their engineering skills can earn the area minor in biomedical engineering.

BIO 471 - Genetic & Molecular Analysis of Inherited Human Disease

Strategies and methods used to identify and understand the genetic and molecular bases of inherited human disease are addressed. Topics include, human population genetics, pedigrees, genetic and physical mapping of human genes, linkage analysis, and diagnostic testing. Primary literature is routinely utilized.