Society and Genetics / Undergraduate Study

Society and Genetics Minor

Admission to the Society and Genetics minor is by application and competitive, using courses, grades, grade-point averages, and personal statements as minimum standards for consideration. Applicants must be in their junior year and have an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better. Only a limited number of students are admitted each year. Applicants are not automatically accepted into the minor.

Students must apply for admission to the minor at the beginning of fall quarter of their junior year. No applications are considered after that.

Information about the application process is available on the minor website and by consultation with the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences.

Required Upper-Division Courses (30 to 34 units): Society and Genetics 101 (or, if Life Sciences 4 or 107 has been completed, one course from the approved list of electives), 102, 191S, and at least four additional upper-division elective courses (minimum 16 units) from the approved list.

The approved list of upper-division elective courses includes Anthropology 111, 124P, 124Q, 124S, 128P, M148, M150, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, 180A, 180B, Gender Studies M114, 134, M162, M180B, Geography M153, History 179B, M180B, 180C, 191I, Honors Collegium M152, Human Genetics C144, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M114, Linguistics M146, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics CM156, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology CM156, Philosophy 153A, 154B, 155A, C156, Psychology M140, Public Policy 103, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, M144, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 175, 180, 188, 197, 199, Social Welfare M140, Sociology 143, M162, 170.

Students may petition to have a course not on the approved list applied toward the four-course elective requirement. Contact the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade of C− or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.