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Microbiology (BS)

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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).
  • Program Code: 6015BS
  • CIPC: 260502


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.

Microbiology Special Emphases

Microbiology majors pursuing careers in Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Public Health, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental or Pre-Physician Assistant should consult appropriate advisors and complete the courses for one of the following emphasis areas: Biotechnology or Industrial Microbiology Emphasis, Microbiology (BS) , Public Health Emphasis, Microbiology (BS) , Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Physician Assistant Emphasis, Microbiology .  Students interested in Graduate School should discuss their plans with the major advisor.

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