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Graduation Requirements for the Major

Microbiology Graduation Requirements (38k PDF)

All students must take courses to satisfy 1. the SEBS Core Curriculum Requirements and 2. the program-specific requirements for Proficiency in Microbiology, outlined below.

1. SEBS Core Curriculum Requirements (39 credits)

2. Microbiology Major

A. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences (46 credits)

  1. 01:119:115-116 General Biology (4,4)
  2. 01:119:117 Biological Research Laboratory (2)
  3. 01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)
  4. 01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)
  5. 01:640:151 Calculus for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (4)
  6. 01:960:401 Basic Stats for Research (3) (other calculus courses may be substituted)
  7. 01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)* OR 01:160:315 - 316 Principles of Organic Chemistry (4,4)
  8. 01:447:380 Genetics (4)
  9. 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 (44 credits, including electives)

  1. 11:680:390 General Microbiology (*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)
  2. 11:680:480 Microbial Genetics and Genomics or 11:126:481 Molecular Genetics (3)
  3. 11:680:481 Microbial Physiology (3) (56k PDF)
  4. 11:680:491 Microbial Ecology and Diversity (3) (91k PDF)
  5. 11:680:494 Applied Microbiology (4)
  6. 11:680:401 Ethics and Issues in Microbiology (1) (306k PDF)
  7. 11:680:495 Seminar in Microbiology (1) (56k PDF)
  8. 11:115:403-404 General Biochemistry
  9. 11:115:413 Experimental Biochemistry (3)

Microbiology Electives (15) (Semesters Taught)

*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.

  1. 11:126:407 Comparative Virology (3) (Fall every other year)
  2. 11:126:427 Methods in Applications in Molecular Biology (4) (Fall)
  3. 11:126:482 Molecular Genetics Laboratory (3) (Spring)
  4. 11:126:484 Tools for Bioinformatic Analysis (3) (Spring)
  5. 11:126:485 Bioinformatics (Fall)
  6. 01:146:328 Human Parasitology (3) (Fall)
  7. 01:146:340 Virology (3) (Fall, even years only)
  8. 01:146:474 Immunology (3) (Fall)
  9. 01:146:475 Laboratory in Immunology (1) (Spring)
  10. 11:216:405 Evolution in Infectious Diseases (3) (Spring, odd-numbered years)
  11. 11:375:302 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) (Fall)
  12. 11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2) (Fall)
  13. 11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3) (Spring)
  14. 11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3) (Fall)
  15. 11:400:423 Food Microbiology (3) (Spring)
  16. 01:447:392 Pathogenic Microbiology (3) (Fall)
  17. 01:447:480 Topics in Molecular Genetics (3) (Spring)
  18. 11:680:410 Microbiology and Culture of Cheese and Wine (3) (Summer) (25k PDF)
  19. 11:680:486 Analytical Methods in Microbiology (3) (Spring, even years)
  20. 11:680:492 Microbial Ecology Laboratory (3) (Spring, odd years)
  21. 11:680:475 Microbiomes and Health (3) (Spring)
  22. 11:776:302 General Plant Pathology (3) (Fall)
  23. 11:776:400 Fungi in the Environment (3) (Fall)
  24. 11:680:497, 498 Research in Microbiology (Fall/Spring/Summer) (249k PDF) - 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.

C. Unspecified Electives (up to 3)