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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microbiology Major, B.S.

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Department Information

Department of Health Sciences
PO Box 70673
Phone: (423) 439-4564
Web Address: 

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to offer a quality educational experience which provides a fundamental knowledge of the basic sciences; to develop student communication skills; fosters enthusiasm for continued learning; to encourage a strong program of scholarly activities; and to promote a spirit of cooperation among members of the academic community and with the community-at-large.

The Department of Health Sciences, located in Lamb Hall, is a multidisciplinary department offering a variety of courses concerning those sciences relevant to or implicating the human body and human health, e.g.: Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiological Sciences. The department offers a B.S. degree in Microbiology and a B.S. degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Human Health. The department also has a joint graduate program with the Department of Biological Sciences and offers a M.S. degree in Biological sciences with a concentration in Microbiology.

The purpose a Microbiology major is to produce graduates with a fundamental knowledge of the major fields of microbiology. The graduates with a Microbiology degree are qualified to be employed as technicians in academic or industrial research laboratories or pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional schools.


Dara Young
(423) 439-4458

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 65-67 credits
     Core Requirements    (58-59 credits)
     Advisor Approved Electives    (6-8 credits)
Free Electives 12-14 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: MICB-BS   

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Microbiology Major: 65-67 credits

Free Electives: 12-14 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

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