Microbial Systems Option

All Biotechnology Options have the same Freshman and Sophomore year requirements.

Freshman YearCredits
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
BIOB 105CS - Introduction to Biotechnology3
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
Select one of the following:3
BIOB 318 - Biometry*
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics*
M 165Q - Calculus for Technology I*
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
Select one of the following:3-4
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus*
M 166Q - Calculus for Technology II*
University Core and Electives11
Year Total: 39-40
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOB 375 - General Genetics3
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II**4
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking3
University Core and Electives8-12
Year Total: 27-31
Total Program Credits: 66-71

If a student takes BIOB 318 Biometry or STAT 216Q Introduction to Statistics, then the student must take M 161Q Survey of Calculus. If a student takes M 165Q Calculus for Technology I, then the student must take M 166Q Calculus for Technology II.


If a student takes CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I, the student must take CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II.

Microbial Systems Option

Junior YearCredits
BCH 380 - Biochemistry5  
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4  
BIOB 410 - Immunology3  
University Core and Electives3  
PHSX 207 - College Physics II  4
University Core and Electives  11
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology3  
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop1  
BIOM 490R - Undergraduate Research3  
University Core and Electives8  
BIOM 430 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology  4
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
or BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics  3
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1
University Core and Electives  4
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 60
Select at least three of the following:
Biochemistry of Macromolecules
Metabolic Regulation
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods
Genome Science and Gene Expression
and Hematology Laboratory
Host-Associated Microbiomes
Toxicology: Science of Poisons
Medical Bacteriology
and Med Bacteriology Lab
Research Mthds in Microbiology
Bioprocess Engin
Hazardous Waste Management
Materials Structures and Prop
Water Resources
Environmental Biogeochemistry

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.