To receive a B.S. degree in Microbiology, students must:

1. Complete the Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirements, Pathways to General Education (Freshman entering Fall 2018), Departmental and University GPA requirements, and a minimum total of 120 credits.

2. Make satisfactory progress toward degree requirements.

3.  Take BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar or equivalent.

4.  Earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in BIOL 1105/1115, BIOL 1106/1116, BIOL 2604, BIOL 2614, CHEM 1035, and CHEM 1036 (or equivalents) in a maximum of two attempts.

5. Complete BIOL 2004 Genetics, BIOL 2104 Cell & Molecular Biology, BIOL 2604 General Microbiology, BIOL 2614 General Microbiology Lab, BIOL 4624 Microbial Genetics, BIOL 4634 Microbial Physiology, BIOL 4764 Microbiology Senior Seminar, and BCHM 3114 Biochemistry for Biotech.

6. Complete either BIOL 3774/3104 OR BIOL 4664

7. Complete either BIOL 4674/4724 OR BIOL 4704/4714

8. Complete 9-13 credits of Elective Courses (see checksheet).

8. Complete the following courses:  CHEM 1045 & 1046 General Chemistry labs, CHEM 2535 & 2545 Organic Chemistry and lab, CHEM 2536 & 2546 Organic Chemistry and lab, PHYS 2205 & 2215 General Physics and lab, and PHYS 2206 & 2216 General Physics and lab.

9. Complete MATH 1025 Calculus with Trig I and MATH 1026 Calculus with Trig II (or acceptable substitutions as listed on our Degree Checksheets).

10. Complete STAT 3615.

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