2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. with an Applied Microbiology Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Applied Microbiology Concentration provides students with experience in using a number of biological processes, including recombinant DNA technology, that are used to solve problems or make useful products. Students participate in laboratory experiences in various aspects of molecular, cellular, and physical biosciences and become well-prepared to seek employment in a laboratory setting after graduation or to continue their education at the graduate level.


General Education Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


  • Fine Arts from the following subject areas: ADAH, ADGD, ADID, ADIN, ADSA, ART, ARTH, FPAR or MUS
  • Literature or Foreign Language
  • Philosophy (PHIL 305 , PHIL 306 , PHIL 307  or PHIL 308  are recommended)
  • Humanities Elective from the following subject areas: ENGL, HUM, PHIL, REL, Foreign Language, Fine Arts & Aesthetics
  • HUM 101  or HUM 301  

Social Science

  • History or Government
  • Social Science, two courses taken from the following subject areas: ECON, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, & WGS

Upper Level Baskets

Core plus five courses from the Molecular and Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology baskets to include BIOL 316, BIOL 351, BIOL 390, BIOL 416, and BIOL 418 and one course from a third basket.

General Electives/Applied Microbiology Concentration (10-16 Credit Hours)

Core plus five courses from the Molecular and Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology baskets to include the * courses above and CHEM 320 - Biochemistry   and CHEM 353 - Quantitative Analysis  . BIOL 354 - Immunology  , MATH 420 - Statistics for Science Research  , and ORGL 472 - Understanding Organizational Behavior   are recommended. Six courses from three baskets are required for the major in Biology.

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution