Major Requirements

Microbiology Undergraduate Degree Program

This schedule is for illustrative purposes only. Many variations are possible. Please consult with your advisor to plan your academic schedule. 35 Microbiology related credits required (excludes Microbio 140 and Microbio 160).

Fall

Spring

Freshman  
Chem 111 General Chemistry (4 cr) *1 Chem 112 General Chemistry II (4 cr)*
Biol 151 (4 cr) *1,2 Biol 152 (3 cr)*2
Biol 153 (2 cr)
Math 127 Calc for Life Sci Majors (3 cr)2 Math 128 Calc for Life Sci Majors or
Statistc 240 Statistics (3 cr)3
Eng 112 College Writing (3 cr) Gen Ed (4 cr)
   
Sophomore  
Microbio 311 Foundations in Microbio (3 cr)** Chem 262 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr)
Microbio 312 General Microbiology Lab (3 cr)** Chem 269 Organic Chem Lab (2 cr)
Chem 261 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr)* Microbio 330 Microbial Genetics (3 cr)
Gen Ed (4 cr) Gen Ed (4 cr) or Major Elective
Gen Ed (4 cr) Gen Ed (4 cr)
   
Junior  
Physics 131 Intro Physics I (4 cr) Physics 132 Intro Physics II (4 cr)
Microbio 320 Infectious Disease & Defense (3 cr) Major Elective
Biochem 420 Elementary Biochemistry (3 cr) Microbio 360 Junior Writing (3 cr) (Fall or Sp)
   
Senior  
Major Laboratory Elective Microbio 480 Microbial Physiology & Diversity (3 cr)
Major Elective (Fall or Spring) Major Laboratory Elective
Integrative Experience (3 cr) Integrative Experience (3 cr)

 

35  Microbiology credits must be completed.  Specific requirements include Microbio 311, 312, 320, 330, 360, 480 and 3 credits of Integrative Experience (494). Only 3 credits of Independent Study (396) or Practicum (398) may be applied to the 35 credit requirement.

*Minimal grade of C- or higher required.

**Minimal grade of C or higher required in these courses. 

1Will fulfill Biological & Physical World GENED Requirements

2Biology Department requires a C in Bio 151 to enroll in Bio 152, Bio 153

3Will fulfill R1 and R2 GENED Requirements.