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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Graduates from this degree will be prepared to enter a graduate program in microbiology or biotechnology. It would be an appropriate degree for a premedical student interested in infectious disease. In addition, the laboratory-rich aspect of this degree will prepare a graduate for becoming a microbiology/biotechnology laboratory technician. Because it is impossible to design one curriculum to fulfill the requirements of every graduate school or laboratory, it is the student's responsibility, in consultation with an advisor, to see that the requirements are fulfilled for the particular school(s)/job(s) in which the student is interested. This major, although directed, allows sufficient flexibility to accommodate specific requirements that various programs may have. The major requires 71 to 72 credit hours for completion dependent on the math sequence chosen.

Major Requirements

General University Degree Requirements

As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Required Microbiology Courses/Labs (Credits: 21)

Additional Required Courses (Credits: 44 to 45)

Biomedical Sciences Elective Courses (Credits: 6)

Six additional hours of upper-division science courses from the following:



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