A minor in Microbiology will be of considerable benefit to students majoring in biological science, natural science, food science, biochemistry, some fields of engineering, and other science-related fields.  The program is a good complement for graduates with an interest in food microbiology, immunology, medical microbiology and diagnostics, microbial genetics, or molecular biology.  Additionally, some of the required and elective coursework overlaps with the interdisciplinary programs (IDPs) in molecular biology and food safety, and can be counted for both the minor and the IDP.  Minors also complete classroom laboratories (MIP 302, which is required, and one additional elective lab from the approved departmental minor elective list).

Effective Fall 2020

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
MIP 300General Microbiology3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory2
MIP 342Immunology4
Selected Courses (select a minimum of 12 credits from the following lists)
Select at least one from the following:3-4
Medical Bacteriology
Medical and Molecular Virology
Select at least one from the following:3-4
Microbial Physiology
Microbial Genetics
Select 4-6 credits not taken above, including one laboratory course, from the following:4-6
Eukaryotic Microbiology
The World of Parasites
Food Microbiology
Food Microbiology Laboratory 1
Immunology Laboratory 1
Medical Bacteriology
Laboratory Research Methods in Microbiology 1
Medical and Molecular Virology
Virology and Cell Culture Laboratory 1
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Physiology
Microbial Genetics
Parasitology and Vector Biology 1
Research
Program Total Credits:21