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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microbiology, BS


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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.

Microbiology Website

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.

BIOLOGY-BS
Code-MICR
120 Credits

Departmental/Program Major Courses (51-53 credits)


*A 2.0 average is required in these courses

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (64-76 credits)


Electives (5-17 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

Program Requirements


16-18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16-19 Credits


15 Credits


14-15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


14 Credits


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

14-17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


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

Critical Course


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.

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