Interdepartmental Majors

Genetics and Biology Programs

Iowa State University has a long history of world-class research and education in genetics, making it one of the premier institutions for students to study genetics.  As a result of the reorganization of the biological sciences in 2003, genetics became an interdepartmental major offered by a trio of departments:  Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB), Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB).

Genetics is the scientific study of heredity, the understanding of which is fundamental to all the biological sciences.  The interdepartmental Genetics program offers a full range of instruction in all aspects of the genetics, from the molecular genetics of microorganisms to population genetics.

Iowa State University is also a great place to study Biology.  Although the Biology major is offered by two departments, EEOB and GDCB, the department of BBMB also contributes to the teaching enterprise.