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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology

The student may select courses emphasizing general microbiology or medical microbiology. The selection of an appropriate program not only prepares the student for careers in research, industry, public health, clinical laboratory, or state or federal service but also provides the basis for post-graduate study which may lead to the Master of Arts in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology.

 

See the Undergraduate Degree Programs in Biology section for general information for all biology students.

 

Lower Division Requirements (35-36 units)
Units
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I
5
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II
5
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry
5
CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts/Laboratory (3/2)
5
MATH 226 Calculus I
4
PHYS 111/112 General Physics I/Laboratory (3/1)
4
PHYS 121/122 General Physics II/Laboratory (3/1)
4
Units selected from the following:
3-4
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
MATH 227 Calculus II (4)
MATH 228 Calculus III (4)
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming
BIOL 458 Biometry (4)
Total lower division requirements
35-36
Upper Division Requirements (33 units)
BIOL 355 Genetics
3
BIOL 401/402 General Microbiology and Laboratory (3/2)
5
BIOL 442/443 Microbial Physiology and Laboratory (3/2)
5
CHEM 333/335 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II (3/3)
6
CHEM 340 or CHEM 349 Biochemistry I or General Biochemistry
3
Electives in microbiology, including at least 2 laboratory courses with approval of an adviser
11
Total upper division requirements
33
Total for major
68-69

 

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