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Bachelor of Science with Honours in Genetics

Apply for the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Overview

In the fourth year, students can undertake 400-level papers plus GENE 490, an honours research project. Completion of honours to a required minimum standard can lead directly into master's by thesis only, or into a PhD.

The first step for those wishing to embark on postgraduate study in genetics is to establish eligibility for admission to the programme. You must demonstrate that you have the appropriate pre-entry qualifications and that your proposed programme is an acceptable one.

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Genetics

Papers
  • GENE 490  Dissertation

  • GENE 411  Current Topics in Genetics

  • GENE 412  Current Topics in Genetics

  • One of:
    • ANAT 456  Developmental Biology
    • BIOC 462  Molecular Biology
    • BIOC 463  Contemporary Technologies in Biochemistry
    • BTNY 467  New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution
    • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology
    • PLBI 401  Special Topic
    • STAT 435  Data Analysis for Bioinformatics
    • ZOOL 410  Evolutionary Genetics

      With Programme Director approval, one of the papers listed above may be replaced by another 400-level paper.

  • Prerequisites: At least five of:
    GENE 312  Evolutionary Genetics
    GENE 313  Medical Genetics
    GENE 314  Developmental Genetics
    GENE 315  Genomes
    GENE 360  Special Topics in Genetics (highly recommended)
    BIOC 352  Advanced Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
    MICR 335  Molecular Microbiology

    With Programme Director approval, one of the papers listed above may be replaced by another 300-level paper.

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