Students completing the major in Microbiology will be prepared for career opportunities in environmental, pharmaceutical, and industrial microbiology. Students will also be prepared to continue specialization at the graduate level in clinical, food and dairy, soil and sanitary bacteriology, as well as industrial microbiology.

Students are required to complete, as part of their previous stated core classes:

Course Credit Hours
BSC 302: Principles of Microbiology 2
BSC 324: Principles of Genetics 4

Additional required classes for this major are:

Courses Credit Hours
BSC 304: Microbiology Lab 2
BSC 434: Microbial Physiology 3
OR BSC 365: Introductory Biochemistry 3
BSC 436: Microbial Genetics 3

The remaining minimum of 9 elective credits are to be chosen from the following:

Courses Credit Hours
BSC 417: Biostatistics 3
BSC 418: Medical Mycology  3
BSC 424: Animal Parasitology 4
BSC 438: Emerging Infectious Diseases 3
BSC 440: Medical Microbiology 3
BSC 442: Advanced Microbiology 4
BSC 445: Microbial Ecology 3
BSC 446: Microbial Ecology Lab 2
BSC 448: Introductory Immunology 3
BSC 480-483: Special Topics 1-4 hours (requires approval)

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