Microbiology Sample Schedule

This is a sample schedule of how one could arrange a well-balanced curriculum for a major in Microbiology. We recommend students enroll in no more than 6 - 8 credits of science/math each term. Also, make sure to balance all labs across several terms.

Please note: The following schedule is only a suggestion for completing a major in Microbiology. There are many other ways to organize the courses. You should work with one of our Biological Sciences Advisors to create a plan suitable for you and your specific educational plans.

Year One

Fall Semester

  

Spring Semester

Course Credits    Course Credits
BIOSC 0150
CHEM 0110
WorkCmp
GenEd
Elective
3
4
3
3
1
  *BIOSC 005X
BIOSC 0160
CHEM 0120
SemComp
GenEd
Elective
1
3
4
3
3
1
Total

14

   Total

15

*BIOSC 0050 or 0058


Year Two 

Fall Semester

  

Spring Semester

Course Credits    Course Credits
*BIOSC 006X
BIOSC 0350
CHEM 0310
GenEd 
GenEd
Elective
1
3
3
3
3
3
  MATH 0220
CHEM 0320
CHEM 0345
GenEd 
Elective
Elective
4
3
2
3
3
1
Total

16

   Total

16

*BIOSC 0067 or 0068


Year Three 

Fall Semester

  

Spring Semester

Course Credits    Course Credits
BIOSC 1000
BIOSC 1850
PHYS 0110 / 0174
GenEd 
Elective
3
3
3 / 4
3
3
  BIOSC 0370 / 1130
  or Micro. Elect.
Micro. Elect. Lab
PHYS 0111 / 0175 
GenEd 
Elective*
3

1
3 / 4
3
3
Total

15 - 16

   Total

13 - 15

*Replace with PHYS 0212/0219 and 1 cr. elective only if applying to medical, dental, physical therapy, optometry, or (some) veterinary schools.


Year Four 

Fall Semester

  

Spring Semester

Course Credits    Course Credits
Micro. Elect.
BIOSC 1865
BIOSC 1860
GenEd 
Elective
Elective
3
3
2
3
3
2
  BIOSC 0370 / 1130
  or Micro. Elect.
BIOSC 1570
BIOSC (Writ)
STAT 1000
GenEd
GenEd
3

1
1
4
3
3
Total

16

   Total

15