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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Major, B.S. (Microbiology Concentration)

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General Program Information

Microbiology Concentration

The Department of Health Sciences awards a B.S. Health Sciences. This major has two concentrations: Microbiology and Human Health.


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

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Other graduation requirements

Microbiology Concentration Interdisciplinary Guided Electives: 12-14 Credit Hours

(chosen in consultation with advisor)

Free Electives: 6 Hours

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours

Additional Information

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.

Click here to view the Microbiology Concentration (no minor required) Suggested Course Sequence 

Additional Requirements

This concentration will satisfy the university’s requirement for a major and a minor field of study. All majors and minors must work in close consultation with their departmental advisors in preparing their schedules. Failure to do so could result in improper scheduling which might require extra coursework. All graduates must complete the General Education Core Requirements  as listed in this catalog.

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