May 29, 2022
About the Program
Microbiology includes the study of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. A student can expect to study topics such as microbial growth, nutrition, metabolism, pathogenesis, morphogenesis, and production of antibiotics. Career opportunities are found in public health, medical laboratories, quality assurance, environmental toxicology, and related areas. A microbiology major provides excellent preparation for advanced study (or direct employment) in biological sciences, education, and many health-related professions.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Microbiology is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Departmental/Program Major Courses (51-53 credits)
*A 2.0 average is required in these courses
*Required Major Courses (33 credits)
*Major Selectives - Select one course for each requirement (3 credits)
- Microbiology Selective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (Req # 13)
- Microbiology Selective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (Req # 15)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (64-76 credits)
Calculus 1 Selective - Select from (3-5 credits)
(satisfies Quantitative Reasoning Selective for core)
Calculus 2 Selective - Select from (3-5 credits)
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
Fall 4th Year
- Microbiology Selective I - Credit Hours 3.00
- Computer Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
- Multidisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 4.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.