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Microbiology – Medical Technology Option

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Microbiology – Medical Technology Option (120 Credits)

A student may be admitted to a School of Molecular Biosciences Microbiology major upon making their intention known to the department. To remain in good standing, a student must meet the following two requirements:

  • Complete BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, MBIOS 301, MBIOS 303, MBIOS 305, or transfer equivalents, with a minimum grade of C.
  • After 30 credits, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

A Microbiology major who falls below the minimum requirements will be released from the program according to Academic Regulation 53.

A grade of C or better is required in all MBIOS courses taken to meet graduation requirements. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail.

Completed core requirements may not be used to satisfy lecture or lab electives.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI] or 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 106 (accelerated) or Elective13
MATH 108 (accelerated) or Elective12
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 106 or 1074
CHEM 1064
MATH 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN]4
MBIOS 1381
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 34524
Humanities [HUM]3
MBIOS 3014
Second TermCredits
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MBIOS 3034
MBIOS 3053
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
MBIOS 304 or 360 [M]3 or 2
PHYSICS 101 or 2013
PHYSICS 111 or 2111
STAT 212 or 4123 or 4
Second TermCredits
MBIOS 360 [M] or 3042 or 3
MBIOS 4103
MBIOS 4503
PHYSICS 102 or 2023
PHYSICS 112 or 2121
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
MBIOS 4043
MBIOS 4403
MBIOS 4603
Second TermCredits
MBIOS 4113
MBIOS 4423
MBIOS 494 [M] [CAPS]3
Exit Survey

1If required - consult advisor.
2CHEM 345 and 348 recommended for professional or graduate degrees.

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