Microbiology Curriculum

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 2015; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Biological Sciences Orientation
Introductory Biology I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, General Calculus
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II

Second Year

Basics of Microbiology
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Biological Sciences Colloquium
Advanced Microbiology
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
General Education Communication Requirement

Third Year

Applied Microbiology
Survey of Biochemistry, or Molecular Structure in Biochemistry or Biochemistry
Introductory Physics I, II
Clinical Immunology
Analytical Chemistry or Principles of Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Lab
General Education Requirements

Fourth Year

Biological Sciences Seminar I, II
Microbial Physiology
Microbiology Program Electives
Free Electives

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.

University Catalog
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