B.S. in Biology - Microbiology Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
Select one of the following: 11-16
Internship in Biological Sciences
Biology Seminar
Special Problems in Biology
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Major Requirements
BIO 214General Microbiology 14
BIO 215General Botany 13
or BIO 217 General Zoology
BIO 270Ecology 13
BIO 464Microbial Physiology 14
BIO 465Immunology 14
Microbiology Electives
Select 11 semester hours under advisement from the following:11
Pathogenic Microbiology
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Applied and Industrial Microbiology
Parasitology
Mycology
Virology
Microbial Ecology
Light Microscopy and the Living Cell
Epidemiology
BIO 333Molecular Biology Techniques2
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Courses must be passed with a grade of C- (70%) or better.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
BIO 110General Biology3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I 
Brief Calculus 
Calculus for the Life Sciences 
Calculus I 
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16-17
Semester Two
WRT 2XX3
BIO 215 or 217General Botany3
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II4
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics I 
Brief Calculus 
Calculus for the Life Sciences 
Calculus I 
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16-17
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 214General Microbiology4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I6
Mathematics (if still needed)3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16
Semester Four
BIO 220Cell Physiology3
BIO 230Genetics3
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
SPK 208 or 230Public Speaking3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 270Ecology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
Diversity (J) Course3
Directed Elective3
Directed Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Six
BIO course3
PHY 140General Physics II4
Interdisciplinary (I) Course3
Directed Elective3
 Credits13
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO 465Immunology4
Bio Elective3
Bio Elective3
Directed Elective3
Gen Ed Distributive3
 Credits16
Semester Eight
BIO 464Microbial Physiology4
Bio Elective3
Bio Elective3
Directed Elective3
Select one of the following:3
Biology Seminar 
Internship in Biological Sciences 
Special Problems in Biology 
 Credits16

All required 200 level Biology courses should be completed by the end of Semester #5.

Students should take MAT 121 in the first year.