Microbiology and Immunology
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Microbiology and Immunology

Eckhard R. Podack, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman

Diana Lopez, Ph.D., Undergraduate Department Director



A major in Microbiology and Immunology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires thorough preparation in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and mathematics.

Minimum requirements are:

A. A total of 24 credits in the following courses.  MIC 301 and MIC 321 are required of all Microbiology and Immunology majors. Honors students must take both MIC 301 and 302. At least 17 credit hours must be earned from: MIC 322, 323, 434, 436, 441, 451-456, ECS 372;  BIL 352 or BIL 554 and BIL 250 or 255 may also be used to fulfill the 17 credit hours.

B. Required courses are: Chemistry 111/113, 112/114, 201/205, 202/206; BIL 150, 151, and 160, 161; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 401; Physics 101/106 and 102/108 or Physics 205, 206, 207, 208 and 209; Mathematics 161 and 162 and Computer Science or Statistics (CSC 120, MTH 224, PSY 204, SOC 211).

Transfer students seeking a Microbiology and Immunology major must earn at least 10 credits taken in residence at UM beyond MIC 301 in the courses listed above for majors under A.  A minor in Microbiology and Immunology consists of MIC 301, MIC 321 and at least five additional credit hours in the courses listed above for majors under A. Variations in the above programs may, in special cases, be approved by the Microbiology and Immunology Undergraduate Advisor and Director.  All courses in Microbiology and Immunology to be credited towards a Microbiology and Immunology major or minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better with and overall GPA of 2.0.

MIC courses 451-456 must have Department Director approval before registration.



A typical FOUR-YEAR curriculum

Fall

Spring

Freshman Year

Biology 150 (Lect.) & 151 (Lab) 5 Biology 160 (Lect.) & 161 (Lab) 5
History/Social Sci. 3 English 106 or 107 3
English 105 3 Chemistry 112 3
Chemistry 111 3 Chemistry 114 (lab) 1
Chemistry 113 (lab) 1 Elective 3
15cr 15cr

Sophomore Year

Chemistry 201 3 Microbiology & Immunology 301* (w/Lab)4
Chemistry 205 (lab) 1 Chemistry 202 3
History/Social Sci. 3 Chemistry 206 (Lab) 1
Mathematics 161 4 Biology 250 or Biology 255 3
Foreign Language 3 Mathematics 162 4
Humanities 3 Foreign Language 3
17cr 18cr

Junior Year

Microbiology & Immunology 321*  3 Microbiology & Immunology 322*3
Humanities 3 History/Social Sci 3
Physics 101 4 Physics 102 4
Physics 106 (lab) 1 Physics 108(lab) 1
Foreign Language 3 Humanities 3
14cr 14cr

Senior Year

Microbiology & Immunology 434* 3 Microbiology & Immunology 436*3
Microbiology & Immunology (451-456),                BIL 527* or BIL 554 2-4 Microbiology & Immunology 4411
Biochemistry 401* 3 Humanities 3
Statistics/Computer 4 History/Social Sci. 3
Microbiology & Immunology 323* 3 Elective 3
15-17cr 13

301 (Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology), 302 (Honors Intro to Microbiology Seminar), 320 (Introductory Microbiology for Nursing Students), 321 (Immunobiology), 322 (Parasitology), 323 (Bacteriology), 434 (Microbial Genetics & Molecular Immunology), 436 (Virology), 441 (Colloquium), 451-456 (Special Projects)-Permission of Undergraduate Director, BIL 352 (Scanning Electron Microscopy), BIL 527 (Biology of Fungi), BIL 554 (Electron Microscopy)



(*) Indicates that the course is only offered in that semester.



24 credits of Microbiology & Immunology are required for the major, students must take MIC 301 & 321 (total 7 credits). The remaining 17 credits can be fulfilled with any of the courses listed above. In addition, BIL 250 (Genetics) or BIL 255 (Cell Molecular Biology) may count toward the remaining 17 credits for the major. 12 credits of Microbiology are required for the minor, students must take MIC 301 & 321. You may also get Microbiology credit for BIL 554 (Transmission Electron Microscopy) or BIL 352 (Scanning Electron Microscopy).



120 credits are required for graduation.

2009 Microbiology & Immunology Undergraduate Department.
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