The Genetics Program encourages students from other disciplines to minor in genetics. Nine credits in genetics are required. Students planning to minor in genetics must have at least one member of the Genetics GIDP on their Comprehensive Examination Committee and must submit the appropriate form to the Executive Committee through the Graduate Program Coordinator for approval and signature.
The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.
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Request to have a minor in Genetics
Successful completion of nine units of approved coursework in genetics is required prior to passage of the comprehensive exams. As part of the nine units, Genetics minors must complete two semesters (four credit units) of GENE 670 Recent Advances in Genetics.
The remaining five units should be graded genetics or genomics courses as approved by student’s Committee and Genetics Program leadership and listed on the PoS.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.