Aquatic Microbiology Option
This option is available within the Microbiology major at the following location:
The Aquatic Microbiology option leverages the expertise of OSU’s faculty in microbiology, oceanography and marine studies to train students in the role of microbes in the ecology of aquatic systems and diseases of aquatic organisms. This option provides students with advanced training that includes environmental microbiome science, animal disease and ecological cycles in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Option Code: 736
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Apply specialized microbiology knowledge from multiple fields to critically analyze and evaluate microbiological, environmental, and health-related problems.
- Demonstrate competency in routine and specialized microbiological laboratory skills applicable to microbiological research or clinical methods, including laboratory safety and accurately reporting observations and analysis.
- Communicate scientific concepts, experimental results and analytical arguments clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Practice flexible professional skills needed for careers in microbiology and related scientific and professional fields.
Courses used to satisfy the Aquatic Microbiology option requirements may also satisfy the Upper-Division Microbiology Electives and Upper-Division Microbiology laboratory requirements in the Microbiology major.
|MB 314||AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY||3|
|MB 420||MICROBIAL GENOME EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY||3|
|or MB 448||MICROBE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS|
|Select at least 11 credits from the following:||11|
|FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL DATA SCIENCES|
|^FIELD METHODS IN MARINE ECOLOGY|
|PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PHOTOBIOLOGY|
|FRESHWATER ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION|
|MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY|
|MICROBIAL GENOME EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY (if not used above)|
|AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY|
|MICROBE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS (if not used above)|
|FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE|
MB 496/FW 496
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Option Code: 736