Understanding the complex interactions between proteins and nucleic acids is the hub around which the biology minor rotates. The cell and genetics are the heart and soul of modern biology. Understanding these areas is part of nearly every aspect of biology and therefore they are the core concepts in the biology minor. If a basic understanding of life processes is your goal then the biology minor is for you. Educators and life sciences researchers need to take the courses in this minor.
From Replication to Translation, the relationship of DNA to cellular behavior is the focus of this concentration. Since the cell is the smallest independent unit of life, any pursuit in the life sciences should include an understanding of these central concepts. Although most of the material covered in this concentration is microscopic, the applications of these concepts are universally applied to all life.
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