BIOL 202: Molecular Biology and Genetics

This course is offered during the 11-week summer term only. The goal of this course is for students to acquire a solid foundation in the field of molecular biology and genetics. A student in the course will learn the molecular structures and processes involved in genetic inheritance, transcription, and translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, as well as the tools used in modern molecular biology.

Prerequisite: grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.

There is no lab component in this course.

This course has a proctored final exam. You can arrange to take the exam at the Friday Center or at an accredited institution of higher learning near you. Instructions will be provided.

Required Text:

  • Hartl and Ruvolo, Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes, 8th edition (2012), ISBN 978-1-4496-3596-1

Additional Requirements:

  • High-speed (DSL or faster) Internet access is highly recommended.
  • You will need access to a fax machine, scanner, or digital camera for homework submission.
  • You must be able to view PowerPoint slides (download PowerPoint Viewer if necessary).

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at with any questions or for more information.

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