Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Arizona State University’s 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. You’ll gain a deep understanding of genetics, cells and developmental biology to prepare you for careers in medicine, biotechnology or medical research.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why study genetics, cell and developmental biology?
This program is the first of its kind to integrate three related areas of life science research:
- Cell biology.
- Developmental biology.
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. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for graduate and professional degrees in genetics, medicine and genomes.
This bachelor’s degree can also be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:
What are cell biology and developmental biology?
Genetics is the study of genes and the science of heredity or traits passed down from one generation to the next. As you study genetics in this program, you’ll examine the blueprints of life and critical information such as what makes living things unique, how diseases develop and how and when organisms live, survive and thrive.
Genetics, cell and developmental biology courses
Courses are designed to give you a strong foundational knowledge of the fundamental concepts found within the biological sciences, genetics, chemistry, physics and statistics. Your biological sciences courses include a suite of innovative learning technologies and interactive virtual labs. One example of this is Dreamscape Learn, a collaboration between Dreamscape Immersive and ASU that takes you on virtual reality 3D and 2D experiences. Courses may include:
BIO 360: Animal Physiology
BIO 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations
MBB 440: Functional Genomics
BIO 440: Functional Genomics
MIC 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations
BIO 353: Cell Biology
BCH 361: Advanced Principles of Biochemistry
BIO 351: Developmental Biology
As a graduate of this 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’ll also be prepared to continue your education in hopes of becoming a physician, dentist, veterinarian or pharmacist. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
How to apply
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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