Course Catalog

Genetics Honors (#2000440 )

GPA Weighting:
SUS Admissions:
Bright Futures:
Graduation Requirements:

This course is an equally rigorous science course with a lab component that satisfies part of the science graduation requirement (see below)


3 Credits Science • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses • Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component • Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1) • An identified computer science** course may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)


End of Year District Final - Counts for 10% of Final Course Grade

Placement Consideration:

Students expressing a desire to follow a medical or life sciences pathway and have completed Biology.


Biology 1 & Chemistry 1

Next Course in Progression:
Any Equally Rigorous Science Course (See Pathways Below)
Other Information:

Academic Pathways for Science

Honors Science Electives:

Anatomy & Physiology Honors, Chemistry 1 Honors, Earth & Space Science Honors, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics Honors, Marine Science, Marine Science 2 Honors, Physics Honors, Any Advanced Placement Science Course

Advanced Placement Science Courses:

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Research (at select schools), AP Physics

Approved Resources:

Access the Instructional Materials page to see approved instructional resources for this course.

Course Description:

This course discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease.