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Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STM) Department

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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Dr. Kathleen Arnos, Chair
Hall Memorial Building, Room N344C

The Biology Program at Gallaudet offers excellent programs for deaf and hard of hearing students in the biological sciences. Program faculty also manage the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, a new research initiative with laboratory facilities completed in 2008.

No Graduate Programs or Certificates offered.


BIO 711 - Human Genetics (3)

This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as BIO 411. An in-depth examination of the mechanisms involved in producing genetic variation in humans and medical/clinical aspects of genetic variation and disease. Topics include human cytogenetics and chromosomal disorders, nontraditional inheritance, genetic counseling, and the ethical, legal, and social impact of genetics technology. Hereditary variations in deaf people are also discussed. Three hours of lecture per week.

BIO 795 - Special Topics (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

BIO 799 - Independent Study (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor. Individualized course of study focusing on particular problem not covered in regular courses.

  • Prerequisites: Appropriate level of matriculation, permission of instructor and Special Independent Study Form.
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