Microbiology BS

Total Units Required: 120

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The Bachelor of Science in Microbiology offers two options, the option in general microbiology and the option in clinical laboratory science. The general microbiology option is designed to prepare students for careers in biotechnology, environmental or industrial microbiology, pharmaceutical and biomedical research, or graduate studies. The clinical laboratory science option prepares students for an internship to become a clinical laboratory scientist or public health microbiologist.

Student Learning Outcomes

All candidates for the BS in microbiology will demonstrate mastery in the following Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students can demonstrate knowledge of cell structure and metabolism.
  2. Students can demonstrate knowledge of evolutionary forces and their consequences.
  3. Students can demonstrate knowledge as to how microorganisms interact with their environment.
  4. Students can demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between humans and microorganisms.
  5. Students can describe and use new and existing methods and technologies in and out of the laboratory setting.
  6. Students can formally communicate the results of biological investigations using both oral and written communication skills.
  7. Students can demonstrate an understanding, and ability to use, the scientific method including observation, hypotheses testing, data collection, and analysis.