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Genetics and Cell Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #290 (BCR) Pullman, WA, United States
The bachelor degree in Genetics and Cell Biology , at the Washington State University is the science of heredity. It is studied at the level of whole organisms (classical or transmission genetics), the DNA itself (molecular genetics), or whole populations (population and evolutionary genetics).
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Overview

Geneticists use molecular approaches to investigate how genes determine physical traits, including susceptibility to diseases and inherited disorders. Cell biology focuses on the structure and function of the components of living cells (such as the cell membrane, the flagella responsible for cell movements, cell differentiation in developing organisms, abnormal cell division, and metabolic interactions between cell compartments).

The Genetics and Cell Biology at the Washington State University offers a specialization track for pre-medicine students and a minor in genetic counseling that prepares students for entry into Masters programs in this field.  

Strengths of the program 

  • Learn research techniques and operate advanced equipment.
  • Undertake a research project of your own with the guidance of a renowned faculty researcher.
  • The prestigious STARS program helps ambitious, high-achieving students get an early start on research and earn their Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, or microbiology up to two years faster.
  • You can join a math, science, and engineering community residence hall at WSU Pullman—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
  • Individualize your course of study within the School of Molecular Biosciences.
  • Study with faculty noted for their work on the genetics and cell biology of model organisms such as zebrafish, worms, yeast, mice, fruit flies, and archaea and bacterial species.  Faculty interests in reproductive biology provide opportunities for students interested in exploring human genetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Biology I & II
  • Principles of Chemistry I & II
  • Elementary Organic Chemistry I
  • Math for Life Sciences
  • Calculus I
  • Intro to Statistical Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • English Proficiency
  • WSU International Admissions will review your application for admission using unofficial copies of transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended
  • When you send transcripts to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at Washington State University, we will complete the credential/transcript evaluation for you. This is an important part of the admission process
  • As part of your application, you will need to provide verification of financial support for at least one year of tuition and expenses. This support may be provided through any combination of personal or sponsored funds

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5255 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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