Minor in Microbiology and Immunology

Program Contact: Thomas Martin 203-582-3368

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

Students are required to complete BMS 370 and at least four of the courses indicated below with a grade of C or better. Three of these courses must have a laboratory component.

A total of 19-20 credits is required for completion of the minor.

Required Courses
BMS 370
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Select four of the following: Three of which must have a laboratory component15-16
Human Clinical Parasitology
and Human Clinical Parasitology Lab
Cell Physiology
and Cell Physiology Lab
Molecular Genetics
and Molecular Genetics
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
Environmental Microbiology
Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences I
Independent Study in Microbiology
Independent Study in Microbiology
Graduate courses for the Microbiology and Immunology Minor (permission required):
Advanced Microbiology
Antimicrobial Therapy
Virology (cannot be combined with BMS 470)
Food Microbiology
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Outbreak Control
Transplantation Immunology
Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Total Credits19-20