Microbiology w/o Minor

Health Sciences Microbiology Concentration

General Education Core

Credit Hours

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading/Expository Writing 3
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking/Argumentations 3
SPCH 1300, 2300, or 2320 (Select one) 3
Literature (Select one) 3
Fine Arts (Select one) 3
Humanities (Select one)   3
 PSYC 1310 Introo to Psychology 3
 Social and Behavorial Science (Select one) 3
 HIST 2010 United States to 1877 3
 HIST 2020 United States from 1877 3
 BIOL 1110/1111 Biology for Science Majors I/Lab I 4
 Biol 1120/1121 Biology for Science Majors II/Lab II 4
 Math 1530 Probability and Statistics Noncalculus 3
 Total 41
Other Graduation Requirements  
CSCI 1100 Using Information and Technology 3
 Total 3
Major Field Core  
CHEM 1110/11 General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab 4
CHEM 1120/21 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab 4
 COBH 1020 Introduction to Public Health 3
 EPID 3080 Principles of Epidemiology 3
 HSCI 3320 General Microbiology/Lab 4
PHYS 2010/11 General Physics I Lecture/Lab 4
PHYS 2020/21 General Physics II Lecture/Lab 4
 Total 26
Microbiology Concentration Required Courses  
*BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3
 *BIOL 4157 Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab 2
 CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture 3
 CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
 CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture 3
 CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
 HSCI 3510 Pathogenic Microbiology 4
HSCI 3540 Immunology 3
HSCI 4607 Bacterial Physiology 4
HSCI 4730 Molecular and Microbial Genetics 3
 HSCI 4770 Virology 4
* Can be substituted with BIOL 4167/4177 or HSCI 3030/3031  
Total 33

Microbiology Concentration Disciplinary Guided Electives
6 - 8 Credit Hours (chosen in consultation with advisor)

 
 HSCI 2500 AIDS: Biology and Beyond 3
 HSCI 3000 Human Anatomy 4
 HSCI 3020 Human Physiology  4
 HSCI 4018 Honors Thesis  3 - 6
 HSCI 4067 Neurology  4
 HSCI 4480 Clinical Parasitology  4
 HSCI 4590 Independent Study  1 - 4
 HSCI 4747 Mycology  4
 BSTA Introduction to Biostatistics  3
Microbiology Concentration Interdisciplinary Guided Electives: 12 - 14 Credit Hours (chosen iin consultation with advisor)
 Free Electives  6
Degree Total                    120
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) program certification requires that the student have at least 20 credit hours in microbiology as broadly defined. In addition to the ASM requirements and a year of Physics (2010-2011, 4 hours; 2020-2021, 4 hours), the National Registry of Microbiologists requires a minimum of one year of work experience before an applicant for registration may take written examinations in general microbiology and in at least two specialty areas. The specialties include both theoretical and applied aspects of pathogenic bacteriology, immunology and serology, parasitology, mycology, virology, and the combined areas of food, dairy, and sanitation microbiology, or of agricultural and industrial microbiology.