Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Program in Microbiology

All students must take courses to satisfy the SEBS Core Curriculum Requirements and the program specific requirements for Proficiency in Microbiology outlined below.

SEBS Core Curriculum Requirements

Proficiency in Microbiology
A. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences
01:119:115-116 General Biology (4,4)
01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)
01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)
01:640:151-152 Calculus for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (4,4) OR 01:640:151 - 01:960:401 Basic Stats for Research (3) (other calculus          courses may be substituted)
01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4) OR 01:160:315-316 Principles of Organic Chemistry (4,4) 
01:447:380 Genetics (4)
01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or equivalent *

*Students intending to apply to medical school should be aware that many schools require laboratories in organic chemistry and physics.
B. Core Microbiology
Please note that no more than one course with a grade of D may be used to fulfill the Core Microbiology requirements of the major.

11:680:390 General Microbiology(4)*

*Must pass General Microbiology with a minimum grade of C to satisfy prerequisite requirement for: 11:680:401, 11:680:491; 11:680:492; 11:680:494;
11:680:480 and 11:680:481

11:680:401 Ethics and Issues in Microbiology (1) or other bioethics course approved by the curriculum coordinator.
11:680:480 Microbial Genetics and Genomics (3)
or 11:126:481 Molecular Genetics(3) (Fall semester)
11:680:481 Microbial Physiology (3)
11:680:491 Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3)
11:680:494 Applied Microbiology (4)
11:680:495 Seminar in Microbiology (1)
11:115:403 - 11:115:404 General Biochemistry (4,3) 
or 01:694:407-408 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3,3)
11:115:413 Experimental Biochemistry (3)

ELECTIVES (15) A minimum of 15 credits of elective courses  (WE SHOULD CHECK IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES TO INCLUDE)
11:126:407 Comparative Virology (3)
11:126:427 Methods and Applications in Molecular Biology(4)
11:126:482 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3)
11:126:484 Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3)
11:126:485 Bioinformatics (3)
11:117:414 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering II (3)
01:146:328 Human Parasitology (3)
01:146:340 Virology

01:146:474 Immunology (3) 
01:146:475 Laboratory in Immunology (1)
11:216:405 Evolution of Infectious diseases (3) 
11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3) 
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2)

11:400:423 Food Microbiology (3) 
01:447:392 Pathogenic Microbiology (3) 
01:447:480 Topics in Molecular Genetics (3)
11:680:410 Microbiology and Culture of Cheese and Wine (3)
11:680:486 Analytical Methods in Microbiology (3) 
11:680:492 Microbial Ecology Laboratory (2)
11:776:302 General Plant Pathology (3)
11:776:400 Mycology -Fungi in the Environment (3) 
11:680:497,498 Research in Microbiology (BA): One to three credits of research may be substituted for an equal number of credits
of elective courses, with the approval of the curriculum coordinator.

UNSPECIFIED ELECTIVES  (5-8)