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Undergraduate Program

UW Microbiology

Approved Electives

Approved electives include any of the distribution courses not taken as a distribution requirement, plus certain additional courses offered by the Microbiology Department or other departments to reach a total of 28 credits. 500 level courses require the permission of the instructor.


MICROM 413 Special Topics in Microbiology (1 credit), [up to 3 credits may be counted]
MICROM 482 Peer Teaching Assistants in Microbiology (1-5 credits)
MICROM 495 Microbiology Honors Undergraduate Research (variable credits, A,W,Sp,S) (Microbiology Honor's students only)
MICROM 499 Undergraduate Lab Research (Variable credits, A,W,Sp,S)
MICROM 555 Advanced Clinical Microbiology (2.5 credits, A,W,Sp)


BIOL 401 Advanced Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 405 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Human Disease (3 credits)
BIOL 440 General Mycology (5 credits)
BIOL 466 Pathobiology of Emerging Diseases (3 credits)
BIOL 481 Experimental Evolutionary Ecology (5 credits)

Chemical Engineering

CHEM E 467 Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE 462 Applied Limnology and Pollutant Effects on Freshwater (3 credits)
CEE 482 Wastewater Treatment and Re-use (3 credits)


CONJ 550p  Clinical Infectious Diseases (3 credits)

Environmental Health

ENV H 440 Water, Wastewater and Health (3 credits)
ENV H 441 Food Protection (3 credits)
ENV H 442 Vector Control (3 credits)
ENV H 444 Antibiotic Resistant Genes and Bacteria (3 Credits)
ENV H 451 Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards (3 credits)
ENV H 452 Detection & Control of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards (3 credits)


EPI 320 Intro to Epidemiology (4 credits)


ESRM 404 Plant Microbiology Lab (5 credits)

Genome Sciences

GENOME 361 Fundamentals of Genetics and Genomics (3 credits)
GENOME 371 Intro Genetics (5 credits)
GENOME 372 Genomics and Proteomics (5 credits)
GENOME 373 Genomic Informatics (4 credits)

Global Health

GH 401 Introduction to Global Health (1 credit)
GH 402 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (1 credit)
GH 410 Newly Emerging Diseases in Public Health (3 credits)

Medicinal Chemistry

MEDCH 561 Immunizing & Antimicrobial Agents (4 credits, Sp)


OCEAN 430 Biological Oceanography (4 credits)
OCEAN 431 Special Topics in Biological Oceanography (3 credits)
OCEAN 454 Hydrothermal Vents (3 credits)


PABIO 536 Bioinformatics and Gene Sequence Analysis (3 credits)
PABIO 548 Molecular and Cellular Parasitology (3 credits)
PABIO 551 Biochemistry and Genetics of Pathogens and their Hosts (4 credits)