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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Microbiology

www.micro.iastate.edu

Administered by an interdepartmental committee.

Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250; Engl 302 or Engl 309 or Engl 314; Sp Cm 212; Lib 160
10-12 Mathematical sciences
Stat 101 or 104 required; 2 semesters of math with at least one semester of calculus
26-29 Physical sciences
Chemistry: Chem 177, 177L, 178; Organic Chemistry: Chem 331, 331L, 332.
Biochemistry: BBMB 404 and 405 (recommended) or 301
Physics: Phys 111, 112.
16 Biological sciences
Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L, and 313, 313L, 314, 314L.
15 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
Minimum of 3 credits each in courses in humanities and social sciences. Also, 3 credits each in ethics, international perspectives, and U.S. diversity courses selected from approved lists.
28.5 Microbiology
Required: Micro 110, 302, 310, 320, 430 or 477, 450, 451. Required labs: Micro 302L, 310L, 440. A minimum of 9 credits of microbiology courses at a 400-level and above or from departmental approved list with no more than 3 credits from laboratory courses.
15-20 Electives
128 Total credits

Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
4 General Chemistry:Chem 177
1 Laboratory in General Chemistry: Chem 177L
3 First-Year Composition I:Engl 150
3 Principles of Biology:Biol 211
1 Laboratory in General Biology: Biol 211L
3 Humanities, ethics, or social science
0.5 Library Instruction : Lib 160
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Orientation in Microbiology: Micro 110

Cr. Spring
3 General Chemistry:Chem 178
3 Principles of Biology: Biol 212
1 Laboratory in General Biology: Biol 212L
3 Biology of Microorganisms: Micro 302
1 Microbiology Laboratory: Micro 302L
3 Statistics 101 or 104
3 Humanities, ethics or social science

Preveterinary Studies

Preparation for admission to veterinary medicine may be accomplished through the microbiology curriculum.