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University Catalog 2011-2012 (“PRINTED”) 
University Catalog 2011-2012 (“PRINTED”) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microbiology, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology offers students preparation for training positions leading to licensure as registered clinical laboratory scientists, for graduate studies and for various employment opportunities in the biotechnology industry, public health, environmental applications, the pharmaceutical, fermentation, sanitation, and dairy industries, and for research positions in university/private/clinical laboratories. Students pursuing a degree in microbiology may qualify for entrance to medical or dental schools by including appropriate elective courses in their program.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology is 186 units, of which 120 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (120 units)

Of the 186 units required for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, the major requires 120. The core requires 103 units, 17 elective units must be taken, with adviser approval. Successful completion of the major requires a minimum C (2.0) overall grade point average in all required courses. At least 18 units of upper division course work that fulfills major requirements must be taken in residence (not to include courses graded CR/NC).

Elective courses (17 units)

With prior written approval of their adviser, students select certain courses in microbiology, biology, math, and related sciences from a current list approved by the department. These courses will be selected according to the students’ individual career plans. No upper division course with the suffix N or upper division general education course may be used to fulfill the major requirements.