Microbiology Option: Microbiology Track

Freshman YearCredits
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
or CHMY 151 - Honors College Chemistry I
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
or CHMY 153 - Honors College Chemistry II
Math Requirements*6
University Core and Electives (see list below) 12
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 331 - Honors Organic Chemistry I
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II
or CHMY 333 - Honors Organic Chemistry II
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5
PHSX 205 - College Physics I
or PHSX 220 - Physics I (w/ calculus)
PHSX 207 - College Physics II
or PHSX 222 - Physics II (w/ calculus)
Microbiology Electives**5
University Core and Electives4
Year Total: 30
Junior YearCredits
BCH 380 - Biochemistry5
BIOM 430 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology
or BIOM 415 - Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
Microbiology Electives**10
University Core and Electives11-12
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop (take two semesters)2
BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology3
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics3
Microbiology Electives**10
University Core and Electives12
Year Total: 30
Total Program Credits: 120

Math Requirements*

Choose one of the following sequences of two courses:
Survey of Calculus
and Biometry (or STAT 216Q)
Calculus I
and Biometry (or STAT 216Q)
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Honors Calculus I
and Honors Calculus II
Calculus for Technology I
and Calculus for Technology II

Microbiology Electives**

A minimum of 25 credits of additional Microbiology courses, some of which are listed below.

Careers in Microbiology (1 cr)
Medical Microbiology (3 cr)
Host-Associated Microbiomes (4 cr)
Toxicology: Science of Poisons (3 cr)
General Parasitology ((4 cr))
Medical Bacteriology (3 cr)
Med Bacteriology Lab (2 cr)
Virology (3 cr)
Eukaryotic Pathogens (4 cr)
Research Mthds in Microbiology (4 cr)
Infectious Diseases Ecology and Spillover
Undergraduate Research (4 cr max for MB electives)
Educational Methods: Microbiology (2 cr)
Microbiology Internship
Immunology (3 cr)
Hybridomas (2 cr)
Flow Cytometry (1 cr)
Advanced Microscopy (1 cr)
Adv Immunology Methods (1 cr)
Ethical Practice of Science
Molecular Evolution (3 cr)
Genome Science and Gene Expression
Hematology (3 cr)
Hematology Laboratory (1 cr)
Cellular Mechanotransduction

Other suggested courses

One course may be used toward the 25 credits of Microbiology electives.
BIOH 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIOH 211Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOB 375General Genetics3

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