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Microbiology Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

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Aquatic Microbiology
Pre-Medicine/Microbiology

Administered by the Department of Microbiology under the School of Life Sciences.



To receive the BS degree in Microbiology, a student must complete all university baccalaureate core requirements plus departmental requirements included in the list below.


Freshman Year (45)

BI 211, 212, 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MB 110. Orientation to Microbiology (1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
   or MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
Fitness (3)
Speech (3)
Writing I (3)

Sophomore Year (46)

BI/BB 314. Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Electives (3)
Writing II (3)

Junior Year (44)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
MB 311. ^Molecular Microbiology Lab: A Writing Intensive Course (3)
MB 312. Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism (3)
Perspectives (15)
Synthesis (6)
Electives (3)

Senior Year (45)

MB 490. Microbiology Capstone Experience (2)

Select 20 credits from the approved 400-level microbiology courses below (2 credits of which must come from 400-level laboratory courses):
MB 401. Research (1–16)
MB 405. Reading and Conference (3)
MB 406. Special Projects (2–3)
MB 407. Seminar (1)
MB 410. Occupational Internship (3)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
MB 417. Immunology Laboratory (2)
MB 420. Microbial Genomes, Biogeochemistry, and Diversity (3)
MB 430. Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
MB 434. Virology (3)
MB 435. Pathogenic Microbes Laboratory (2)
MB 436. The Human Microbiome (3)
MB 440. Food Microbiology (3)
MB 441. Food Microbiology Laboratory (2)
MB 448. Microbial Ecology (3)
MB 456. Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology (3)
MB/FST 479. Fermentation Microbiology (3)
MB 480. General Parasitology (3)
MB/FW 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (4)
MB 496. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture Lab (2)
MB 499. Special Topics (2)

Total=180


Note: Microbiology majors planning advanced professional training in medicine, should consult a pre-medical, clinical lab science or other appropriate advisor.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)



Major Code: 570

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