2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

This major and concentration is appropriate for pre-professional students in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary medicine. It provides a foundation for introductory positions of employment in such fields as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing biological products, and monitoring health and environmental standards. It can also serve as a foundation for graduate studies in special areas of microbiology.

A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Biology department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Biology Core 24
Other Required Courses 19-20
See Biology Major for complete list of required courses.

Microbiology Concentration 33
Core Courses for Microbiology Concentration 18
BI 303 General Microbiology 5
CH 325 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 327 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CH 450 Biochemistry I 4
PH 202 College Physics II [SCII] or 5
     PH 221 Introductory Physics II (5 cr.) [SCII]  
Electives for Microbiology Concentration 15
Choose 15 credits from the following list: 15
BI 203 Medical Microbiology (3 - 5 cr.)  
BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)  
BI 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)  
BI 288 Research in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  
BI 327 Animal Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 402 Microbial Ecology (4 cr.)  
BI 404 Virology (3 cr.)  
BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.)  
BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 412 Biostatistics (4 cr.)  
BI 413 Biochemistry of Development (4 cr.)  
BI 418 Molecular Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 423 Parasitology (3 cr.)  
BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 446 Genomics (4 cr.)  
BI 488 Advanced Research in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  

This major does not require a minor.