School of Medicine

Department of Genetics

General Requirements


The Graduate School requires that students maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all course work; however, a student who receives more than two (2) Cs, or one (1) or more Ds or Fs, in core courses is automatically dismissed. Any instructor who feels that a student in class will be unable to complete the requirements for a graduate degree in Genetics will notify the Department Head in writing, sending a copy to the student and to the Graduate Coordinator. Students seeking exemption from any course must request that exemption in writing. The faculty evaluates the request, together with the student's records. As a matter of Departmental policy, exemptions are strongly discouraged.

Students are required to meet with the Graduate Coordinator well before registration to discuss course work for the next semester. At the end of each semester, students are evaluated by the faculty with regard to progress and performance. Unsatisfactory performance or unethical behavior, as determined by the faculty, can be grounds for probation or dismissal.