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  Feb 21, 2018
2013-2014 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Physician Assistant Emphasis, Microbiology

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Microbiology Major

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 or higher in microbiology courses required for this major in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 71 of these is required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).


All Microbiology students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6949 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

Admissions Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Microbiology major also will satisfy general education requirements: MICR 2054 , CHEM 1210 , PHYS 1010  or PHYS 2010 .

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Microbiology Elective Courses (20 credit hours)


No more than 3 credit hours of MICR 4800  and no more than 2 credit hours of MICR 4830  may count toward the major.

Category C (8 credit hours maximum)

elective courses in other life science departments

Required Support Classes (32-35 credit hours)

A grade of D- or better is required in each support course.

Special Emphases

Students considering application to medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, optometry and pharmacy schools should consult the beginning of the College of Science section of this catalog. Furthermore, they should meet with the advisors of these programs, each of whom is listed in that section. The Department of Microbiology offers lower and upper level courses that provide superb training for examinations such as the Medical College Admissions Test, as well as medical school courses. Students should meet with the appropriate advisor for specific course suggestions. For information see

Medical schools so not accept AP or CLEP credits in English or science courses.

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