Department of Biology
This major offers students interested in molecular genetics the opportunity to study the topics at the undergraduate level.
Two of the advantages of the program are:
Students choosing the Molecular Genetics program will gain experience and knowledge into the rapidly developing fields of molecular biology, biotechnology, and genetics. Students successfully completing the program will have taken lecture and laboratory courses that will prepare them for graduate study in molecular biology, medical school, forensic science, genetic counseling, or employment as a research technician. The Molecular Genetics major is unique as it provides students with significant exposure to the techniques and applications in the field of molecular biology.
Students take courses in Developmental Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Molecular Genetics Laboratory; the lab course provides an extensive introduction to research methods used in the field. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research projects with faculty.
Electives in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry include Genes and Genomes, Advanced Biochemistry, and the Molecular Basis of Disease. These and other electives are offered on a rotating basis.
Our Graduates: Students from the RGT program have entered graduate school at Emory University, the University of Rochester, the University of Buffalo, and many other research institutions. A graduate (class of 2000) is currently working for the New York State Troopers performing forensic analyses of DNA samples from criminal cases. Graduates have also found employment at research institutions including the Case Western Reserve University, Upstate Medical Center, and the University of Buffalo.
Contact Information: Dr. Ted Lee teaches the RGT course and may be reached via e-mail, snail mail (Dr. Lee, Department of Biology, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063) or phone (716-673-3816) for inquiries into the Molecular Genetics major at Fredonia.