Microbiology and Molecular Biology


Hours53 - 59 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 1 option
requirement 4 Complete 2 courses
Complete two or more courses from the following (Note: the course taken above will not double count for this requirement):
Note: It is recommended students take any courses not used to fill this requirement as electives.
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
For some medical schools and some graduate schools, Chem 351, 352, 353, and 481 are required classes. These classes may be used as electives for the microbiology degree program (see below). If Chem 285 is used to fulfill Requirement 6, Chem 351 may be used as an elective for Requirement 8. (Chem 351 will not double count between Requirements 6 and 8.)
requirement 7 Complete 1 option
option 7.1 Complete 1 course
Quantitative courses:
Note: Math 119 is offered through BYU Independent Study.
requirement 8 Complete 14.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 8.1 Complete up to 14.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 8.2 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Only 6 total credits of MMBio 194, 195, 399R, 470R, and 494R will count toward major hours with a 4 credit hour maximum for each individual course. (More credit hours may be taken but they will not count towards major requirements.)
option 8.3 Complete up to 14.0 hours from the following course(s)
Courses not chosen previously in Requirement 3 above:
requirement 9
Successfully pass the Biology Major Field Exam.
requirement 10
Complete an exit interview.
Recommended Complete 4 courses
Although not required, these courses are recommended.
Note: Students desiring a minor in chemistry must take Chem 223 and 2 hours of Chem 353.
Program Outcomes: 

Microbiology Fundamentals

Exhibit mastery of four of the following six principal areas of the discipline: microbial physiology, microbial genetics, microbial ecology, medical microbiology, virology, and immunology.

Experiment Design

Devise experiments with appropriate hypotheses and controls.

Data and Research Interpretation

Interpret experiments from primary scientific (biological) literature, analyzing the use of the scientific method, critiquing the rationale, methods, and conclusions in light of relevant scientific principles.

Effective Communication

Effectively communicate scientific information using both oral and written methods

Biology, Faith, and Christ-like Living

Reflect/discuss/explore how faith in the Lord and Christ-like living are affected by an understanding of fundamental biological principles.