Microbiology Option: Microbiology Track

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This option covers all areas of microbiology and prepares students to be professional microbiologists. The curriculum is also excellent preparation for those who wish to attend medical, dental and veterinary schools, and other related professional programs.

YearTotal:   30
Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  4
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I or
CHMY 151 - Honors College Chemistry I
  4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II or
CHMY 153 - Honors College Chemistry II
  4
Math requirements*   6
University Core and Electives   12

 

YearTotal:    30
Sophomore Year Credits
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry or
CHMY 331 - Honors Organic Chemistry
   4
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II or
CHMY 333 - Honors Organic Chemistry II
   4
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology    5
PHSX 205 - College Physics I or
PHSX 220 - Physics I (w/ calculus)
  4
PHSX 207 - College Physics II or
PHSX 222 - Physics II (w/ calculus)
  4
Microbiology Electives**   5
University Core and Electives    4

 

YearTotal:   30
Junior Year Credits
BCH 380 - Biochemistry   5
BIOM 430 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology or BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution    3
Microbiology Electives**   5
University Core and Electives    11-12

 

YearTotal:    30
Total Program Credits:    120
Senior Year Courses
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop (take twice for two credits)    2
BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology    3
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics    3
Microbiology Electives**   10
University Core and Electives    12

Math Requirements*

Choose one of the following sequences:

M 165Q - Calculus for Technology I or
M 166Q - Calculus for Technology II
   
M 171Q - Calculus I or
M 172Q - Calculus II
   
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus or
BIOB 318 - Biometry or
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
   
M 181Q - Honors Calculus I or
M 182Q - Honors Calculus II
   

Microbiology Electives**

A minimum of 25 credits of additional Microbiology courses, some of which are listed below.

BIOM 101 - Careers in Microbiology    1
BIOM 405 - Host-Associated Microbiomes    
BIOM 425 - Toxicology: Science of Poisons    
BIOM 431 - Medical Bacteriology    3
BIOM 432 - Med Bacteriology Lab    2
BIOM 435 - Virology    3
BIOM 441 - Eukaryotic Pathogens    4
BIOM 455R - Research Mthds in Microbiology    4
BIOM 490R - Undergraduate Research    1-4
(4 cr. max. BIOM 490R applied to MB electives)    
BIOM 497 - Educatnl Methods: Microbiology    2
BIOB 410 - Immunology    3
BIOB 411    1
BIOB 428 - Molecular Evolution    3
BIOB 428 - Molecular Evolution    3
BIOH 405 - Hematology    3
BIOH 406 - Hematology Laboratory    3

Other suggested courses

One course may be used toward the 25 credits of Microbiology electives.

BIOH 201 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology I    
BIOH 211 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology II    
BIOB 375 - General Genetics    
BIOB 424 - Ethical Practice of Science    
WRIT 221 - Intermediate Tech Writing    

 

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.