Minor in Microbiology

Minor Requirements: 29 credits as follows:

  1. 14 credits to include BIOL 200; one of CHEM 152, CHEM 155, CHEM 162, or
    CHEM 165; and one of CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335.
  2. 15 credits from MICROM 410; one of MICROM 302, MICROM 402, MICROM 431, or MICROM 443; and approved 400-level, graded microbiology courses to reach 29 credits. Students are encouraged to choose their own course of study from the courses listed below, however we have outlined several program options for students who wish to have a focus to their Minor.
  3. Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA for all courses counted toward the minor.

Molecular Microbiology

MICROM 410 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits, Fall)
MICROM 402 Fundamentals of General Micro Lab (3 credits, Fall/Spring)
MICROM 411 Bacterial Genetics (5 credits, Winter)
MICROM 431 Prokaryotic Recombinant DNA Lab (3 credits, Winter)
MICROM 450 Molecular Biology of Viruses (3 credits, Winter)

Medical Microbiology

MICROM 410 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits, Fall)
IMMUN 441 Immunology (4 credits, Fall)
MICROM 442 Medical Bacteriology Lecture (3 credits, Winter)
MICROM 443 Medical Bacteriology Lab (3 credits, Fall/Winter)
MICROM 444 Medical Mycology and Parasitology (4 credits, Spring) and/or Microm 445 (3 credits, Spring)

Environmental Microbiology

MICROM 410 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits, Fall)
MICROM 402 Fundamentals of General Microbiology Lab (3 credits, Fall/Spring)
MICROM 412 Prokaryotic Diversity (3 credits, Spring)
MICROM 435 Microbial Ecology (3 credits)

Virology

MICROM 410 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits, Fall))
MICROM 443 Medical Bacteriology Lab (3 credits, Fall/Winter) OR Microm 302 General Microbiology Lab (2 credits, all quarters)
MICROM 450 Molecular Biology Viruses (3 credits,Winter)
MICROM 445 Medical Virology (3 credits, Spring)
MICROM 442 Medical Bacteriology Lecture (3 credits, Winter)

Note:  Laboratory research credit can’t be applied toward the minor.