College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014
Department of Biological Sciences
Microbiology, Bachelor of Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology?
You'll receive plenty of personal attention from faculty-in the classroom, in research laboratories, and in our Biology Advisement Center. You'll have numerous opportunities, even as an undergraduate, to do research-research that might get you a job in a lab or get you into medical school. Our graduates have exceptional placement rates in medical schools, government agencies, and graduate programs.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Medical corporations
- Biological testing laboratories
- Pharmaceutical companies
- State or federal government agencies
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Crime lab analyst
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 71 units of major requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a BIO prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 125|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take at least 71 units including 40 units of Biology and Biology-related coursework with a Grade of "C" or better:
Select additional coursework from the following (including up to six units of non-BIO prefix courses) (8-9 units):
- BIO 201, BIO 201L, BIO 202, BIO 202L, BIO 240, BIO 300, BIO 320, BIO 326, BIO 343, BIO 344, BIO 346, BIO 349L, BIO 350, BIO 375, BIO 376, BIO 401C, BIO 408, BIO 409, BIO 410, BIO 411, BIO 425C, BIO 425L, BIO 426C, BIO 426L, BIO 435C, BIO 440, BIO 471C, BIO 475, BIO 479, BIO 485, BIO 488C, BIO 497, BIO 498, BIO 499, BIO 502, BIO 545, BIO 572
- CENE 150, CENE 280, CENE 281L, CENE 330, CENE 332, CENE 335
- CHM 440
- ENV 360, ENV 385W
- FOR 213, FOR 340
- GLG 309, GLG 451
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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