Microbiology (also offered at Griffin) - B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Choose either of the following science laboratory course sequences (the other sequence to be taken in Area VI.)
(CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H 

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI

MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2250 (MATH 2250 preferred)
(BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L)  
(CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L)
(CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L) or (CHEM 1312H, CHEM 1312L)
(CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L) or (CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L)

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)

Note: Microbiology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.
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Entrance Requirements
Students must earn a grade of "C-" (1.7) or better in CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L and CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L (or CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L and CHEM 1312H, CHEM 1312L); BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L (or BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L and BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L); and CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L  (or CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L ) to complete the Microbiology major.
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (33-40 hours)

BCMB 3100 or BCMB 4020/6020
MIBO 3500
MIBO 3510L
MIBO 4090/6090 
MIBO 4300/6300
POPH(MIBO)(IDIS) 4450/6450-4450L/6450L or GENE 3200-3200D 

Choose one option from the following (4 - 8 hours):
MIBO 4600L/6600L
MIBO 4900L (2 semesters)
MIBO 4970H

Choose two courses from the following (6 - 8 hours):
CBIO(MIBO)(IDIS) 4100/6100
EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
FDST(MIBO) 4120/6120-4120L/6120L 
MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L 
MIBO(POPH) 4220/6220 or MIBO(POPH) 4220S/6220S
MIBO 4500/6500
MIBO 4600L/6600L   
MIBO 4680/6680
MIBO 4700/6700  
POPH(MIBO)(IDIS) 4450/6450-4450L/6450L
POPH(MIBO)(IDIS) 4650/6650

Choose one course from the following (3 - 4 hours):
CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L
MIBO 4500/6500
MIBO 4600L/6600L
MIBO 4680/6680
POPH(MIBO)(IDIS) 4450/6450-4450L/6450L

*Four hours of research courses (MIBO 4900L, MIBO 4960H, MIBO 4970H, MIBO 4980H and MIBO 4990H) may be used toward the required courses unless the student uses a MIBO research class for the laboratory skills requirement. Students are encouraged to use additional research hours as electives.

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Major Electives (11-12 hours)
(PHYS 1111-1111L and PHYS 1112-1112L) or (PHYS 1211-1211L and PHYS 1212-1212L)

Choose one course from the following:
BINF(BCMB) 4005/6005
BIOE 8110
BIOS 2010-2010L 
CSCI 1210
CSCI 1301-1301L
GENE 4220L 
PBIO(BINF) 4550/6550 
MATH 2260
MATH(BINF) 4780/6780 
STAT 2000 
STAT 2100H  


Note: Microbiology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Major Electives.
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General Electives (8-16 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (0-10)
Remaining General Electives: Any level
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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