Microbiology (BS) (17MBIOBS)

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 ENG 101 Acad Writing Rsrch 4
MA 131 Calculus I 1,2 3 Free elective 3
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 1,4 4 PY 212 Gen Physics II 1,6 4
ST 311 Intro Statistics 1, 5
3 GEP Humanities Elective * 3
GEP Social Science Elective* 3 MB 351 Gen Microbiol 1 3
GEP Health & Exercise Studies Elective* 1 MB 354 Inquiry-Guided Micro. Lab 1
1
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 333 Comm Sci Res 3 Cell/Physiology Elective 1,7 3
GN 311 Princ Genetics 1 4 Biochemistry elective 1,11 4
MB 411 Medical Micro 1 3 Laboratory Elective 1,8 3
MB 412 Med Micro Lab 1 1 GEP Addit. Breadth Elective * 3
GEP Social Science Elective* 3 Microbiology elective 1,9 3
14 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 1,10 3 MB 451 Micro Diversity 1 3
Microbiology Elective 1, 9
3 MB 452 Micro Diversity Lab1 2
Free Elective 3 Microbiology Elective 1, 9
3
GEP Humanities Elective* 3 GEP IP Elective * 3
Free Elective 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120

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 PY 201 or PY 205 (PY 211 recommended)
5 or ST 371 for those with credit for MA 141 and MA 241 (ST 311 recommended)
6 or PY 202 or PY 208 (PY 212 recommended)
7 BIO 414, PB 414, BIO 240, BIO245, or PB 421
8 At least 3 credits of GN 412, BCH 452, BEC 330, MB 360, or any 400-level BEC or BIT courses
9 Select at least 3 credits from MB/FS 405/406, MB 360 (cannot be double-counted with the Lab elective), BIT 410 (cannot be double-counted with the Lab elective), MB/BEC 420 (cannot be double-counted with the lab elective), MB/BEC 420 (cannot be double-counted with the Lab elective), MB 441, MB 455, MB 461, MB 492, BSC 493, BSC 492, MB/SC 532
10 Either BCH 453 or GN 421(formerly GN 413)
11 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 http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
In Microbiology, this GEP requirement is met through the Major course requirements.
B. 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.
C. 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. 
D. 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.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list. 
F. Additional Breadth  (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or      Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. 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.
H. 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
I. 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.
J. 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.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation

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