Catalog 2010-2012

Biology: Microbiology Emphasis

The B.A. Biology Major: Microbiology Emphasis requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This emphasis provides a broad overview of microbiology, including virology, microbial genetics, and general microbiology. It is excellent preparation for careers in microbiology in the health sciences or industry and for graduate training in microbiology and related fields.



  Introductory track: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100**; 840:140**.....15 hours

  Biology: 840:144; 840:151; 840:152.....12 hours

  Cognate courses:

    Mathematics: 800:046 or 800:060 or 800:044 and 800:056.....4-5 hours

    Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048***; 860:063, or 860:120 and 860:121 and 860:123****.....12-16 hours

    Physics: 880:054.....4 hours

Electives: selected from the following (consult with advisor).....6-11 hours

  Biology#: 840:128, 840:147, 840:150, 840:190.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:154.

  Physics: 880:056

58 hours


*At least 7-8 hours of biology credit must be 100g/4000-level.

**840:100 and 840:140 are not required as prerequisites for 100/3000-level courses.

***Students with excellent preparation in chemistry may substitute 860:070 plus 3 additional credit hours of biology electives for 860:044 and 860:048.

****Students seeking more depth and considering post-baccalaureate studies are advised to take the 860:120, 860:121, and 860:123 option.

#Not more than four (4) semester hours of credit from 840:190 will be accepted for biology elective credit.