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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Microbiology

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/programs/ugrad/microbio.html

Click here to get a sample 4-yr plan Microorganisms impact every area of life. The option exposes students to a variety of topics in microbiology and teaches numerous skills needed to work with microorganisms. Training in microbiology prepares students for employment in industry (ex. quality assurance, vaccine production) and government (ex. laboratory technicians). Currently, employment opportunities abound in applied areas of microbiology such as biological products/pharmaceuticals, food processing, environmental assessment. It also prepares a student for continuing education in microbiology, immunology, and cell and molecular biology. Students may elect to work on research projects with faculty who work in the areas of food microbiology, immunology, microbial genetics, and molecular biology.  All emphases require BIOL 105, BIOL 106, BIOL 211, CHEM 201, and ENG 271W.


 

Math Requirement (choose 3-4 credits)

  • MATH 112 College Algebra (4)
  • MATH 113 Trigonometry (3)
  • MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics (4)
  • MATH 121 Calculus I (4)

 Emphasis Common Core (choose 18 credits)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • BIOL 106 General Biology II (4)
  • BIOL 211 Genetics (4)
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • BIOL 270 Microbiology (4)
  • CHEM 202 General Chemistry II (5)
  • CHEM 305 Analytical Chemistry (4) 
  • CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 323 Supplemental Organic Functional Group Chemistry (1)
  • ENG 271W Technical Writing (4)

 Emphasis Restricted Electives (choose 4-5 credits)

  • BIOL 476 Microbial Physiology and Genetics (5)
  • CHEM 360 Principles of Biochemistry (4)
  • CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 465 Biochemical Techniques I (1)

 Emphasis Unrestricted Electives (choose 25 credits)

  • BIOL 476, CHEM 360, CHEM 460, and CHEM 465 can satisfy this category IF they are not used in the Emphasis Restricted Electives.
  • BIOL 420 Diagnostic Parasitology (3)
  • BIOL 452 Biological Instrumentation (3)
  • BIOL 472 Microbial Ecology and Bioremediation (4)
  • BIOL 474 Immunology (4)
  • BIOL 475 Medical Microbiology (4)
  • BIOL 476 Microbial Physiology and Genetics (5)
  • BIOL 478 Food Microbiology and Sanitation (4)
  • BIOL 479 Molecular Biology (4)
  • BIOL 497 Internship I (1-12)
  • BIOL 499 Individual Study (1-4)

 Recommended General Electives (choose 0-7 credits)

  • HLTH 475 Biostatistics (3)
  • MATH 121 Calculus I (4)

 Required Minor: None. 

 


 

Minnesota State University Mankato
Department of Biological Sciences
S-242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-2786

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