BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Microbiology Emphasis

Sample schedule

The sample schedule provided below represents the microbiology emphasis that you can select as a clinical laboratory sciences/medical technology student. This schedule should not replace regular meetings with your advisor. It is only to serve as a guide.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

BMS 110 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
or BIO 121 General Biology I
CHM 160 General Chemistry I
or CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

BMS 231 Human Genetics with Laboratory
or BIO 235 Genetics
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CIS 101 OR CSC 101 Computers for Learning OR CSC 111 Intro to Computing 2-3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

BMS 307 Human Anatomy 4
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
Statistics (Choose from: MTH 340, PSY 200, SOC 302, ECO 308, BIO 550,QBA 237) 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

BMS 308 Human Physiology 4
BIO 310 Microbiology 5
Writing II (Course selection to be discussed with your advisor) 3
Humanities elective 3
PSY 121 Intro to Psychology OR Humanities elective 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

BIO 511 Immunology 4
General elective 3
BMS 321 Biomolecular Interactions OR CHM 352 and CHM 353 Intro to Biochemistry 4-5
Humanities elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

BMS elective 3
BIO 520 Pathogenic Microbiology 3
BMS 524 Virology 3
Humanities elective 3
Total hours12