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The minor in Microbiology is a collection of required and elective courses that:
- provides a limited but sound foundation in the discipline,
- requires students to develop reasonable expertise in handling and characterizing microorganisms, and
- 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.
What is Microbiology?
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms and how they interact with other organisms and the environment. Topics in microbiology include how microbes benefit and harm human health, the role of microbes in the environment, and how microbes can be used in medicine, agriculture, and engineering.
You Might Like This Program If...
You don't have time for a Microbiology degree but are interested in increasing your knowledge of the subject.
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Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|CHEM 110||Chemical Principles I||3|
|CHEM 112||Chemical Principles II||3|
|MICRB 201||Introductory Microbiology||3|
|MICRB 202||Introductory Microbiology Laboratory||2|
|MICRB 251||Molecular and Cell Biology I||3|
|MICRB 410||Principles of Immunology||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|MICRB 421W||Laboratory of General and Applied Microbiology||2-3|
|or MICRB 422||Medical Microbiology Laboratory|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 4-5 credits of 400-level MICRB courses 1||4-5|
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