This option is available within the Microbiology major at the following location:
The Pre-Medicine/Microbiology option for the Microbiology major is designed to meet the current requirements for application to most medical schools in the U.S. (although students are advised to consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply, in the case of changes). Students pursuing a Microbiology degree receive a broad education in microbiological topics. The option focuses some of that education at the 400-level to ensure that students pursuing medicine take microbiology courses of interest to the medical field. In addition, the option adds important social science requirements and medical humanities electives that are not part of the general microbiology degree, but that are important for students pursuing a degree in medicine.
Option Code: 607
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 Pre-Medicine option requirements may also satisfy the Upper-Division Microbiology Electives and Upper-Division Microbiology laboratory requirements in the Microbiology major. Courses may also be used to satisfy areas of the baccalaureate core.
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS: MEDICAL
|*INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
|Select at least two of the following:
|Microbiology Lab Course
|Select at least one of the following:
|PATHOGENIC MICROBES LABORATORY
|Select at least 7 credits of the following:
|*INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
|*HIV/AIDS AND STIS IN MODERN SOCIETY
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DISEASE
|FOUNDATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
|*HISTORY OF MEDICINE
|HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SOCIETY
|INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS
|VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY I
|VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY II
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Option Code: 607