Undergraduate Degree - Microbiology

Program:
Microbiology
Program Code:
3769 Microbiology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Natural Science

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Undergraduate Programs
Microbiology

The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in microbiology  is to provide a broad foundation in science, with emphasis in microbiology.  In order to assist students in planning a course of study, elective microbiology courses are organized by interest group (cell and molecular biology, immunology and medical microbiology, microbe biology, and microbial biotechnology) and students are advised in personal consultations to select a set of electives according to their interests. Thus, different emphases may be chosen by students intending to acquire technical competence in the field, to pursue graduate education in microbiology or another biological science, or to attain competence in a basic medical science preparatory to or in conjunction with professional study in human or veterinary medicine. On completion of the program, graduates may apply for certification with the National Registry of Microbiologists of the American Society for Microbiology.
In addition to the general degree requirements of the College of Natural Science, the undergraduate program in microbiology encompasses fundamental training in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. This foundation provides the prerequisites for undertaking the basic courses in microbiology.

In order to increase the flexibility of the program, and to provide additional intellectual stimulation, students are encouraged to participate in tutored independent research for at least two, and ideally three or more, semesters. Independent research is available to both Honors College and other students, and often culminates with a report written in manuscript style by the student. This research may fulfill part of the department's capstone course requirement for the bachelor's degree with a major in microbiology.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Microbiology major is met by completing Microbiology 408.  That course is referenced in item 3. b. (1) below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Microbiology (43 to 53 credits):  
      (1) One of the following, either a. or b. (4 or 6 credits):  
        (a) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
          BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
        (b) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
      (2) One of following groups of courses (6 or 9 credits):  
        (a) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
          BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
        (b) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
          LB 145 Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology 5
        (c) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
          BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
      (3) One of the following courses (2 credits):  
        BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
        BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
        BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
        BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
        This requirement is waived for students who selected item (2) (b) above.  
      (4) One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):  
        (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry  4
          CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry  3
          CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I  1
          CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II  1
        (b) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I  4
          LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II  4
          LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I  1
          LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II – Reactivity Laboratory 1
        (c) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry  4
          CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry  3
          CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I  1
          CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II  1
        (d) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I  4
          CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II  4
          CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I  2
          CEM 186H Honors Chemistry Laboratory II  2
      (5) One of the following groups of courses (8 credits):  
        (a) CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I  3
          CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II  3
          CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory  2
        (b) CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I  3
          CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II  3
          CEM 355 Organic Laboratory I  2
      (6) One of the following groups of courses (8 to 10 credits):  
        (a) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I  3
          PHY 232 Introductory Physics II  3
          PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I  1
          PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II  1
        (b) LB 273 Physics I  4
          LB 274 Physics II  4
        (c) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  4
          PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  4
          PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I  1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II  1
        (d) PHY 193H Honors Physics I - Mechanics 4
          PHY 294H Honors Physics II - Electromagnetism 4
          PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I  1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II  1
      (7) Both of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):  
        (a) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
          LB 118 Calculus I 4
          MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
          MTH 132 Calculus I 3
          MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
        (b) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
          LB 119 Calculus II 4
          MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
          MTH 133 Calculus II 4
          MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
          STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
          STT 421 Statistics I 3
    b. The following courses in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (16 credits):  
      (1) All of the following courses (13 credits):  
        MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
        MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
        MMG 408 Advanced Microbiology Laboratory (W) 3
        MMG 421 Prokaryotic Cell Physiology 3
        MMG 431 Microbial Genetics 3
      (2) One of the following, either (a) or (b) (3 credits):  
        (a) MMG 491 Current Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 3
        (b) MMG 492 Undergraduate Research Seminar 1
            and      
          One of the following courses:  
          MMG 499 Undergraduate Research 2
          MMG 499H Honors Research 2
          The completion of Microbiology 491, or Microbiology 492  and 499 or 499H, fulfills the department’s capstone  course requirement.  
    c. Complete four of the following courses (12 or 13 credits):  
      EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
      FSC 440 Food Microbiology  3
      MMG 413 Virology      3
      MMG 425 Microbial Ecology  3
      MMG 433 Microbial Genomics  3
      MMG 445 Microbial Biotechnology (W)  3
      MMG 451 Immunology    3
      MMG 461 Molecular Pathogenesis 3
      MMG  463 Medical Microbiology  3



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Microbiology, BS (3769)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Microbiology - Biochemistry
Major - Microbiology - Biochemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
BMB401: 1. BMB401: 1 course from BMB401
BMB461: 2. BMB461: 2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 12: Major - Microbiology - Cell and Molecular Biology
Major - Microbiology - Cell and Molecular Biology: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from BS181H, BS182H
2 courses from LB144, LB145
2 courses from BS161, BS162

Requirement 13: Major - Microbiology - Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Major - Microbiology - Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory: 1 course from BS171, BS172, BS191H, BS192H

Requirement 14: Major - Microbiology - Chemistry
Major - Microbiology - Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
4 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H, CEM185H, CEM186H
4 courses from CEM151, CEM152, CEM161, CEM162
4 courses from LB171, LB172, LB171L, LB172L
4 courses from CEM141, CEM142, CEM161, CEM162

Requirement 15: Major - Microbiology - Organic Chemistry
Major - Microbiology - Organic Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 courses from CEM351, CEM352, CEM355
3 courses from CEM251, CEM252, CEM255

Requirement 16: Major - Microbiology - Physics
Major - Microbiology - Physics: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
8 credits from LB273, LB274
8 credits from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252
10 credits from PHY193H, PHY294H, PHY191, PHY192
10 credits from PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192

Requirement 17: Major - Microbiology - Calculus I
Major - Microbiology - Calculus I: 1 course from LB118, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H

Requirement 18: Major - Microbiology - Calculus II
Major - Microbiology - Calculus II: 1 course from LB119, MTH126, MTH133, MTH153H, STT231, STT421

Requirement 19: Major - Microbiology - Core
Major - Microbiology - Core: 5 courses from MMG301, MMG302, MMG408, MMG421, MMG431

Requirement 20: Major - Microbiology - Seminar and Research
Major - Microbiology - Seminar and Research: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 credits from MMG492, MMG499
3 credits from MMG492, MMG499H
3 credits from MMG491

Requirement 21: Major - Microbiology - Elective
Major - Microbiology - Elective: 4 courses from EPI390, FSC440, MMG413, MMG425, MMG433, MMG445, MMG451, MMG461, MMG463

Requirement 22: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 23: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 24: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.