Minor in Microbiology
Students may seek an academic minor in microbiology.
The microbiology minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing a laboratory-based approach to the study of microorganisms, with applications to biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, research and development, and public health.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in microbiology requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in microbiology, drawn from various disciplines as appropriate.
Students must take one course from the following:
- BIOL 230 General Microbiology
- BIOL 331 Concepts in Microbiology
- BIOL 430–439 Advanced microbiology series
Students may choose the remaining courses from those above and the following:
- BIOL 220 Human Genetics
- BIOL 301 Human Health and Disease
- BIOL 302 Bacteria, Viruses, and Health
- BIOL 320 Forensic Biology
- BIOL 330–339 Applied microbiology series
- BIOL 350 Molecular and Cellular Biology
- BIOL 356 Molecular Biology Laboratory
- BIOL 400 Life Science Seminar
- BIOL 486A or 486B Workplace Learning in Life Science
Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.