Microbiology - Bachelor of Science

The major in microbiology provides a solid academic base for those planning to enter any of the various fields of microbiology.

Requirements

Nondepartmental Requirements
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 314Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 315Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
BCHE 395Biochemistry I3
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
BIOL 455Biometry (preferred)3
or A ST 311 Statistical Applications
PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I3
or PHYS 221G General Physics for Life Sciences I
PHYS 212GGeneral Physics II3
or PHYS 222G General Physics for Life Sciences II
PHYS 211GLGeneral Physics I Laboratory1
or PHYS 221GL Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
PHYS 212GLGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
or PHYS 222GL Laboratory to General Physics for Life Sciences II
Departmental Requirements
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory1
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 311General Microbiology3
BIOL 311 LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOL 451Physiology of Microorganisms3
or BIOL 475 Virology
BIOL 474Immunology3
BIOL 478Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
BIOL 479Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 479 LMedical Microbiology Laboratory1
Select six additional credits related to microbiology numbered 300 or above to bring total upper-division credits in microbiology to 24 from the following:6
Seminar in Microbiology1
Symbiosis3
Physiology of Microorganisms3
Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases3
Ecology of Microorganisms3
Virology3
Soil Microbiology3
Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
General Education Requirements35
Viewing a Wider World6
Electives10
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120 including 48 upper-division credits.
Second Language Requirement: (required-see below)
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Science in the Biology there is a one year second language requirement, the student must do one of the following:

Option 1:

Complete two semesters from the following:
CHIN 111Elementary Chinese I4
or FREN 111 Elementary French I
or GER 111 Elementary German I
or JPNS 111 Elementary Japanese I
or SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I
CHIN 112Elementary Chinese II4
or FREN 112 Elementary French II
or GER 112 Elementary German II
or JPNS 112 Elementary Japanese II
or SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II
For Heritage Learners:
SPAN 213Spanish for Heritage Learners II3
or SPAN 214 Spanish for Heritage Learners III
or PORT 213 Portuguese for Romance Language Students I
or PORT 214 Portuguese for Romance Language Students II

Option 2:

Complete two semesters of American Sign Language (with a C- or better):
C D 374American Sign Language I3
C D 375American Sign Language II3

Option 3:

Challenge the 112 level for the following courses:
CHIN 112Elementary Chinese II4
or FREN 112 Elementary French II
or GER 112 Elementary German II
or SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II
OR
Challenge the 213 level for the following courses:
PORT 213Portuguese for Romance Language Students I3
or SPAN 213 Spanish for Heritage Learners II

Option 4:

Obtain college certification of completion of two years of a second language at the high school level with a grade of C- or higher in the second-year level.