Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation 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.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
BMS 110 Intro to Biomedical Sciences OR BIO 121 General Biology I4
CHM 160/161 General Chemistry5
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 135 College Algebra3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
BMS 231 Human Genetics OR BIO 235 Principles of Genetics4
CHM 170 General Chemistry II3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
CIS 101 OR CSC 101 Computers for Learning OR CSC 111 Intro to Computing2-3
KIN 100 Fitness for Living2
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
BMS 307 Human Anatomy4
CHM 200 Essentials of Organic Chemistry5
Statistics (Choose from: MTH 340, PSY 200, SOC 302, ECO 308, BIO 550,QBA 237)3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
HIS 121 Survey of the U.S. to 1877 OR HIS 122 Survey of the U.S. since 18773
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
BMS 308 Human Physiology4
BIO 310 Microbiology5
Writing II (Course selection to be discussed with your advisor)3
Humanities elective 3
PSY 121 Intro to Psychology OR Humanities elective3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
BIO 511 Immunology4
General elective3
BMS 321 Biomolecular Interactions OR CHM 352 and CHM 353 Intro to Biochemistry4-5
Humanities elective 3
General elective3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
BMS elective3
BIO 520 Pathogenic Microbiology3
BMS 524 Virology3
Humanities elective 3
Total hours12