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Microbiology is a natural science that deals with microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses. It is concerned with the nature and properties of these organisms, their effects on humans and the environment, and how they can be exploited to provide useful products.
Bachelor of Science
Suggested First- and Second-Year Courses: PHYS 114, PHYS 115, PHYS 116, or PHYS 121, PHYS 122, PHYS 123; one of the following: MATH 112, MATH 124, MATH 144, Q SCI 381, or STAT 311.
MICROM 410, the first microbiology course for majors, is taken after completion of BIOL 200 and organic chemistry (CHEM 223 or CHEM 237). To graduate in four years, a student must complete introductory biology and organic chemistry before autumn quarter of the junior year.
MICROM 101, MICROM 301, and MICROM 302, offered to non-majors, serve as introductory courses, but cannot be used to fulfill graduation requirements for a major in microbiology.