Developmental Biology and Embryology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of embryology, development, and growth of animals and human beings. Includes instruction in fertilization, oogenesis, histogenesis, gastrulation, and cell differentiation; embryological development including organ and pattern formation, morphogenesis, gene regulation, cell lineage, and fate maps; disease and defect studies; transgenic and evolutionary models of growth and development; and applications to specific organisms and phyla. Is Developmental Biology and Embryology the right major for you?
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Developmental Biology and Embryology Major

What Courses Do Developmental Biology and Embryology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Developmental Biology and Embryology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Embryology
  • Human Development
  • Mathematics
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