Microbiology (BS): Microbial Biotechnology (17MBIOBS-11MBIOMBT)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 181 Intro Biology: Ecol, Evol, Biodiversity 1 4 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular & Molecular 1 4
CH 101 Chem Molecular Sci1 3 CH 221 Organic Chem I 1 3
CH 102 Gen Chem Lab 1 1 CH 222 Organic Chem I lab 1 1
LSC 101 Critical Creative Thinking Life Sci1 2 MA 231 Calculus II 1,4 3
MA 131 Calculus I 1,2 3 ENG 101 Acad Writing Rsrch 4
MB 103 Intro Topics Micro 3 1
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Req* 1
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 223 Organic Chem II 1 3 CH 201 Chem Quant Sci 1 3
CH 224 Organic Chem II lab 1 1 CH 202 Chem Quant lab 1 1
PY 211 Gen Physics I 1,5 4 PY 212 Gen Physics II 1,7 4
ST 311 Intro Statistics 1, 6 3 GEP Humanities Elective * 3
GEP Social Science Elective* 3 MB 351 Gen Microbiol 1 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies Req* 1 MB 354 Inquiry-Guided Micro. Lab 1, 12 1
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 333 Comm Sci Res 3 Cell/Physiology Elective 1,8 3
GN 311 Princ Genetics 1 4 Biochemistry Elective 1,12 4
MB 411 Medical Micro 1 3 Laboratory Elective 1,9 3
MB 412 Med Micro Lab 1 1 GEP Addit. Breadth Elective * 3
GEP Social Science Elective* 3 MB 455 Microbial Biotechnology1 3
Microbial Biotechnology Elective1,10 3
17 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MB 414 Metabolic Reg 1 3 MB 480 Issues in Microbiology 1 1
Gene Expression Elective 1,11 3 MB 451 Micro Diversity 1 3
Microbial Biotechnology Elective1,10 3 MB 452 Micro Diversity Lab1 2
Free Elective 3 GEP IP Elective * 2-3
GEP Humanities Elective* 3 Microbial Biotechnology Elective1,10 3
Microbial Biotechnology Elective1,10 3
15 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 123

Major/Program Footnotes

1 A minimum grade of C- is required for these courses
2 or MA 141 (MA 131 recommended)
3 or LSC 103
4 or MA 241 for those students who have credit for MA 141 (MA 231 recommended)
5 or PY 201 or PY 205 (PY 211 recommended)
6 or ST 371 for those with credit for MA 141 and MA 241 (ST 311 recommended)
or PY 202 or PY 208 (PY 212 recommended)
BIO 414, PB 414, BIO 421, or PB 421
9 Select at least 3 credits of GN 412, BCH 452, BEC 330, MB 360 or any 400-level BEC or BIT courses
10 Select from MB/BIT 210, MB/BIT 211, MB 420, MB 520, BBS/FS 426, BEC 422, BEC 488, BAE/BBS 425, BEC/CHE 463, BEC 480, BIT 410, BIT 466, (BEC 4**, BIT 4**, ** 492, ** 493, ALS 498, ALS 499, with departmental approval) Note that MB/BIT 210/211 are only offered to Freshmen, and so these would require moving these electives earlier in the curriculum.
11 Either BCH 453 or GN 413
12 Either BCH 351 or BCH 451

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
In Microbiology, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
In Microbiology, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list. Some of these courses fulfill the US Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites. 
Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list. Some of these courses fulfill the US Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Health and Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one HESF 100-level Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list. 
Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list . Some of these courses fulfill the US Diversity or Global Knowledge co-requisites.
Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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