University Park, Eberly College of Science (MICRB)
The minor in Microbiology is a collection of required and elective courses that (1) provides a limited but sound foundation in the discipline, (2) requires students to develop reasonable expertise in handling and characterizing microorganisms, and (3) permits students to emphasize some subdiscipline of microbiology in which they may have a particular interest. The minor specifies the introductory lecture and laboratory courses in microbiology and one course each in immunology and cell biology. A minimum of two laboratory courses exposes students to basic and experimental/applied techniques. Sufficient room exists within the minor for selection of two or three elective courses at the advanced level that may emphasize a specialty area of the discipline such as virology or microbial genetics. Students who complete the minor have a sufficient background to pursue positions in industry that require an appreciable expertise in microbiology.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 24 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 112 GN(3), MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2), MICRB 251(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MICRB 410(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (2-3 credits)
Select 2-3 credits from MICRB 421(3) or MICRB 422(2) (Sem: 5-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (4-5 credits)
Select 4-5 credits of 400-level MICRB courses (Sem: 5-8)
Note: BMB 442(3), MICRB 408(1-2), MICRB 496(1-18) and MICRB 497(1-9) may not be used to fulfill the requirements for the minor.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015
Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-000
Review Date: 04/14/2015