Microbiology B.S.

Bachelor of Science - Microbiology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 91

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Microbiology is the study of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. This general microbiology concentration emphasizes microbial structure and function as well as interactions with humans. This is a graduate prep program and is appropriate for students interested in research careers in academia or private or government laboratories. It is also an excellent concentration for pre-medical sciences students.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Biology/Microbiology Lower-Division Core

17

Upper-Division Microbiology Core Courses

16

Additional Upper-Division Major Courses Required for Microbiology

16

Biochemistry

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses in Microbiology

Required Courses Outside of the Major

42

Mathematics

Chemistry

Physics

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Total Hours

91


Biology/Microbiology Lower-Division Core

Note: The lower-division core should be completed before attempting most upper-division major courses. AP Biology credit with a score of 3 may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

BIOB 170N

Princpls Biological Diversity

3

BIOB 171N

Princpls Biological Dvrsty Lab

2

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Microbiology Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOM 360

General Microbiology

3

BIOM 361

General Microbiology Lab

2

BIOM 410

Microbial Genetics

3

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

1

BIOM 415

Microbial Dvrsty Eclgy & Evltn

3

BIOM 450

Microbial Physiology

3

BIOM 451

Microbial Physiology Lab

1

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Upper-Division Courses Required for Microbiology

Biochemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete either one semester or one year of Biochemistry courses:

4-6

One Semester:

BCH 380

Biochemistry

One Year:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

Total Hours

4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Upper-Division Depth Courses in Microbiology

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 10-12 credits from the following courses (labs must be taken if available). 10 credits if BCH 480-482 was taken; 12 credits if BCH 380 was taken.

10-12

BIOB 410
& BIOB 411

Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

BIOE 370

General Ecology

BIOH 405

Hematology

BIOM 402
& BIOM 403

Medical Bacteriology& Mycology
and Medicl Bacteriolgy & Myclgy Lb

BIOM 407
& BIOM 408

Clinical Diagnosis
and Clinical Diagnosis Lab

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

BIOM 427
& BIOM 428

General Parasitology
and General Parasitology Lab

BIOM 435

Virology

BIOM 460

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

BIOM 490

Adv Undergrad Research

Total Hours

10-12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Courses Outside of the Major

Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

M 162

Applied Calculus

M 171

Calculus I

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Statistics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

5

CHMY 221
& CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 223
& CHMY 224

Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab

5

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

4

Total Hours

24

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: Complete the equivalent of a full writing course (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 2/3 writing course + one 1/3 writing course or one complete writing course). The Microbiology degree requires one 2/3 writing course (BIOM 411). The Advanced College Writing Requirement is completed with one more course, chosen from any of the following.

1/3 Advanced Writing Courses

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BIOB 410

Immunology

3

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

3

BIOE 403

Comparative Vert Anatomy

4

BIOE 409

Behavior & Evolution Discussion

1

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

5

BIOL 484

Plant Evolution

3

BIOM 402

Medical Bacteriology& Mycology

3

BIOO 320

General Botany

5

BIOO 434

Plant Physiology Lab

1

BIOO 470

Ornithology

4

BIOO 475

Mammalogy

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

BCH 499

Senior Thesis/Capstone

3-6

BIOB 411

Immunology Laboratory

2

BIOB 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

BIOE 342

Field Ecology

5

BIOE 371

Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)

2

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

1

BIOM 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Complete Advanced Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

BIOH 462

Principles Medical Physiology

3

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

Minimum Required Grade: C-