Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

General Information on Undergraduate Program

Molecular Biology and Genetics Program offers courses mainly on the biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles governing the structure and functions of organisms at the molecular and cellular level. Fundamental subjects as molecular and ce

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE103 MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY I 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE104 MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY II 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE205 ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 4 4 0 6.0
PHYS111 PHYSICS I (MECHANICS) 5 4 2 7.5
BIOL220 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMETRY 4 3 2 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS112 PHYSICS II (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM) 5 4 2 7.5
CHEM231 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 5 3 4 7.0
BIOL252 PHYSIOLOGY 3 3 0 7.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE365 GENERAL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS 4 4 0 6.0
GENE367 GENERAL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS LAB. 2 0 4 3.0
BIOL303 MICROBIOLOGY 3 3 0 6.0
BIOL307 BIOCHEMISTRY I 4 4 0 7.0
BIOL355 MICROBIOLOGY LAB 2 0 4 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE366 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE GENE 3 3 0 5.0
BIOL308 BIOCHEMISTRY II 4 4 0 8.0
BIOL310 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2 0 4 4.0
BIOL356 PLANT BIOLOGY 4 3 2 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE473 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL 3 3 0 6.0
GENE475 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY 2 0 4 5.0
GENE479 CURRENT RESEARCH IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 0 0 0 10.0
BIOL423 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNIQUES 3 3 0 6.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GENE472 SPECIAL PROJECT 3 0 6 9.0
GENE480 STUDENT SEMINARS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS 0 0 2 10.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
BIOL360 SUMMER PRACTICE 0 0 4 2.0
BIOL361 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRACTICE 0 0 4 2.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week