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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences Major, BS – Microbiology Concentration

The biological sciences major offers concentrations in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; microbiology; and plant biology. To declare biology as a major, CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * and BIOL 111 *-BIOL 112 * or BIOL 130 * must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 

Microbiology Concentration

The concentration consists of 31 hours.

Honors Option

An honors option is offered to selected students who have completed the required 300-level microbiology courses. In addition to the requirements for the biological sciences major – microbiology concentration, an honors option requires: 

  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 in microbiology courses and 3.25 for all courses.
  • Three additional hours of 400-level microbiology courses.
  • Completion of two semesters of independent research taken as MICR 401  and MICR 402 .
  • An honors thesis based on the independent research project.
  • Twelve hours of upper-division honors courses. This may be satisfied with 400-level microbiology courses via honors-by-contract.