Program Contact: Shawna Reed 203-582-7486

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a minor in microbiology and immunology, which provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the theories, principles and research techniques in this exciting and rapidly evolving field. The program is committed to helping students develop the ability to ask significant scientific questions and then utilize critical thinking skills and modern research laboratory technology to solve these problems successfully.

Microbiology and Immunology Minor Curriculum

The Microbiology and Immunology Minor consists of a minimum of 19 credits, all with a grade of C or better. Students are required to complete BMS 370 General Microbiology and one of the following immunology-based courses listed below. They also are required to take an additional 11-12 credits of elective courses. Students may only receive credit for BMS 375 or BMS 522. Students may only receive credit for BMS 378 or BMS 525 or HSC 378.

Microbiology Requirement
BMS 370
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Immunology Requirement (take one of the following):3-4
and Immunology Lab
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
and Immunology Lab
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Electives (select at least three of the following):11-12
Human Clinical Parasitology
and Human Clinical Parasitology Lab
Cell Physiology
and Cell Physiology Lab
Molecular Genetics
and Molecular Genetics Lab
Public Health: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
and Mycology Lab
and Immunology Lab
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
and Virology Lab
Biotechnology (Laboratroy Component)
Infections of Leisure
Power of Plagues
Special Topics in Microbiology
Research Techniques in Biomedical Sciences
Independent Study in Microbiology
Independent Study in Microbiology
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Graduate courses for the Microbiology and Immunology Minor (permission required):
BMS 522
and Immunology Lab
BMS 525Vaccines and Vaccine Preventable Diseases3
BMS 526Epidemiology3
BMS 528Advanced Clinical Parasitology4
BMS 569Antimicrobial Therapy3
BMS 570Virology (cannot be combined with BMS 470)4
BMS 573Mycology3
BMS 572Pathogenic Microbiology4
BMS 575Food Microbiology4
BMS 584Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases3
BMS 585Outbreak Control3
BMS 595Transplantation Immunology3