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Example Plan of Study

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Microbiology Example Plan of Study (with Chem Minor)

Please note this is a sample plan of study and not an official curriculum. Actual student schedules for each semester will vary depending on start year, education goals, applicable transfer credit, and course availability. Students are highly encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a regular basis to review degree progress and customize an individual plan of study. Please make sure to also declare a Chem Minor, the requirements of our program will satisfy that minor with no additional credits. 

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First Year 

Fall

Credits

AGRI 189 Skills for Academic Success

1

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

BIOL 150 General Biology I

3

BIOL 150L General Biology I Laboratory

1

ENGL 110 College Composition I

4

MATH 105 Trigonometry

(MATH 107 Precalculus or MATH 146 Applied Calculus I also acceptable)

3

Total Credits

16

 

Spring

Credits

BIOL 151 General Biology II

3

BIOL 151L General Biology II Laboratory

1

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

ENGL 120 College Composition II

3

Gen Ed Wellness

2

Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Sciences/Gen Ed Global Perspectives

3

Total Credits

16

 

Second Year

Fall

Credits

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 341L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

STAT 330 Introductory Statistics

3

MICR 350 General Microbiology

3

MICR 350L General Microbiology Lab

2

Total Credits

15

 

Spring

Credits

MICR 352 Critical Skills in Microbiology

3

MICR 352L Critical Skills in Microbiology Laboratory Research

2

PLSC 315 Genetics

3

PLSC 315L Genetics Laboratory

1

CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II

3

MICR 452 Microbial Ecology

3

Total Credits

15

 

Third Year 

Fall

Credits

BIOC 460 Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I

3

PHYS 211 College Physics I

3

PHYS 211L College Physics I Laboratory

1

PHIL 111 Professional Responsibility and Ethics

3

MICR 470 Immunology

3

Total Credits

13

 

Spring

Credits

BIOC 461 Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II

3

PHYS 212 College Physics II

3

PHYS 212L College Physics II Laboratory

1

MICR 480 Microbial Physiology

3

Microbiology Elective

3

Humanities & Fine Arts/ Cultural Diversity

3

Total Credits

16

 

Year Four

Fall

Credits

ENGL 324/325 Writing in the Sciences/Health Professions

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Global Perspectives

3

MICR 482 Microbial Genetics

3

MICR 475 Virology

3

MICR 485 Capstone I

1

Microbiology Elective

3

Total Credits

16

 

Spring

Credits

MICR 486 Capstone II                                                

2

Microbiology Elective

3

Microbiology Elective

3

Free Electives

5

Total Credits

13

 

A cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for graduation.

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