Dec 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microbiology, B.S.


(120 units)

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms and their interactions with humans, other organisms, and the environment. This degree is appropriate for those contemplating graduate work in microbiology or, with the inclusion of appropriate classes, may be utilized by pre-professional students. Students in this option might also want to pursue the Certificate in Biotechnology described elsewhere in this Catalog. This undergraduate major is recognized by the American Society for Microbiology as meeting their core curriculum for the baccalaureate degree program in microbiology. This major requires 77-78 units in the major, of which 40-41 are lower division and 37 are upper division. All students must achieve at least a 2.0 grade-point average in each of the following: 1. the entire college record, 2. all units attempted at CSULB, and 3. all courses in the major. In addition, students must receive a “C” or better in all upper division major courses.

Admission Under Impaction


Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Degree Progress


Pre-Microbiology majors must complete the following requirements within the specified time of declaring the premajor. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. Students who have not met the requirements by the required semester must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student’s performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

Freshmen:


A grade “C” or better must be achieved within one calendar year.

Requirements


Lower Division:


Note(s):

BIOL 111, BIOL 111L, BIOL 212 , BIOL 212L , BIOL 213 , BIOL 213L  are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11. CHEM 112A  and CHEM 112B  may be substituted for CHEM 111A  and CHEM 111B  with advisor substitution request.

Take one of the following courses:


Take one of the following courses:


Take one of the following courses:


Upper Division:


Take one of the following courses:


These courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major:

Note(s):


Students may use BIOL 496  towards the additional units but only with prior permission of the advisor for this degree. Those students seeking a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist are encouraged to take BIOL 320L , BIOL 416 , BIOL 423 , and BIOL 430 .

These courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this major: