Departments & Programs
Major in Microbiology—B.S.
The B.S. in microbiology is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as professional microbiologists in health, environmental, governmental, or industrial laboratories. It is also a basis for further professional or graduate training in microbiology and related fields.
Students must complete the following Foundations, Intensive Writing, Foreign Language, and Breadth of Inquiry requirements:
- Writing, same as for B.A. degree (Intensive Writing, English Composition).
- Mathematics, fulfilled by major.
- Foreign language, three semesters in the same language or equivalent proficiency. Culture studies courses are not required.
- One Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences course—students are advised to choose a course that will serve as one of the required arts and humanities or social and historical studies courses listed below.
- Arts and humanities, two courses.
- Social and historical studies, two courses.
- Natural and mathematical sciences, fulfilled by major.
Students must complete the following:
- Biology L112 and L211.
- Microbiology M250 and M255.
- Microbiology M350, M360, and M480.
- Two of the following lab courses: M435, M445, M465, M485, or T315.
- One of the following lecture courses: M430, M440, or M460.
- Two of the following additional lecture courses: M430, M440, M460, M375, M416, B351, L312, L321, or T310. Courses used to fulfill requirement 5 above will not apply to requirement 6.
- Chemistry C117 (or C105-C125), C341, C342, C343. For students planning to enter a professional school, this sequence is recommended: CHEM-C 117, C341, C342, C343, and N330.
- Mathematics M211 or M215 (or M119 and M120).
- One of the following statistics courses: Mathematics K310, Psychological and Brain Sciences K300 or K310, Liberal Arts and Management Program L316, Statistics S300, or SPEA-K 300. (Note that although SPEA-K300 fulfills the statistics requirement, it does not count toward College of Arts and Sciences credit hours if the total hours allowed outside the College have been met.)
- Physics P201-P202 or P221-P222.
Students must also complete the requirements and procedures listed in this Bulletin under "General Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees" except for the Breadth of Inquiry requirement.