The four-year program includes instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbial genetics and physiology, virology, parasitology, and many other areas of clinical and applied microbiology. You will be able to undertake independent research projects under the supervision and guidance of faculty members in one of the department’s several new state-of-the-art research laboratories. In these laboratories, you will conduct investigative research in microbial genetics and physiology with the same equipment that many professional microbiologists use today.
The following is a typical curriculum for microbiology students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2011; current students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.
Biological Sciences Orientation
Introductory Biology I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Mathematical Analysis I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II
Biological Sciences Colloquium
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Basics of Microbiology
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Intellectual Heritage I, II
General Education Requirement
General Education Communication Requirement
Analytical Chemistry or Principles of Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Lab
Introductory Physics I, II
Survey of Biochemistry, or Molecular Structure in Biochemistry or Biochemistry
General Education Requirements
General Education or Microbiology Elective
Biological Sciences Seminar I, II
Additional general education courses are required as part of this program.
For detailed course descriptions and other information about the microbiology curriculum, see the University Catalog.