Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
The online Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology is a one-of-a-kind degree that combines the study of three essential areas of life science. Gaining a deep understanding of genetics, cells and developmental biology can prepare you for careers in medicine, biotechnology or medical research.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a biological sciences degree with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology?
This exciting online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is the first of its kind to integrate three related areas of life science research: genetics, cell and developmental biology. Genetics is the study of genes and the science of heredity, or traits passed down from one generation to the next. Cell biology is the study of cells – the smallest units of life – and their structures and functions. Cell biology is important because it explains how all living things, including people, animals and plants, live. Finally, developmental biology uses both genetics and cell biology to understand how multicellular organisms grow and develop.
The combined study of genetics, cell biology and developmental biology can help lead to a better understanding of diseases, regeneration and aging. This concentration requires coursework at the intersection of genetics, genomes and developmental biology. Our curriculum allows students to have a very focused understanding of these pathways. We tailor the program requirements to strongly prepare students for graduate and professional degrees in genetics, medicine and genomes.
What is an online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences?
Biological science is an umbrella term covering the many branches of biology, including genetics, cellular biology, developmental biology and more. In the Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology program, you’ll investigate genetics, cell function and their dramatic influence on human life.
What will I learn in a biological sciences BS degree?
In a biological sciences bachelor’s degree, you’ll explore different areas of biology and examine biological questions of interest. This program is ideal for students interested in studying classical genetics, genomics, molecular biology, developmental biology, evolution, biochemistry, cellular biology, regenerative medicine and more.
Will my bachelor's degree in biological sciences say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Biological sciences courses
In this biological sciences program, you’ll complete courses designed to give you a strong foundational knowledge of the fundamental concepts found within the biological sciences, chemistry, physics, statistics and more. Core courses include:
BIO 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations
MIC 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations
MBB 440: Functional Genomics
BIO 360: Animal Physiology
BIO 440: Functional Genomics
BCH 361: Advanced Principles of Biochemistry
BIO 353: Cell Biology
BIO 351: Developmental Biology
Genetics, cell and developmental biology jobs
As a graduate with an online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, you’ll be well-equipped to enter into a variety of career fields, including genetics, biotechnology and medicine. You may also be interested in continuing your education as a physician, dentist, veterinarian and pharmacist, among others. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Biological science admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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