Hours53 - 59 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 3 Complete 1 option
Complete 3 courses from the following (at least 2 of which must have a lab component):
Note 1: For MMBio 360, 363, and 364, lab registration is automatic and included in the course with the lecture. MMBio 463 and 465 can be taken with or without the MMBio 467 or 466 lab, respectively.
Note 2: It is recommended students take any courses not used to fill this requirement as electives.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
For medical school 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).
requirement 6 Complete 1 option
option 6.1 Complete 1 course
Quantitative courses:
Note: Math 119 is offered through BYU Independent Study.
requirement 7 Complete 14.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 7.1 Complete up to 14.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 7.2 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Only 6 total credits of MMBio 194A, 194B, 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 7.3 Complete up to 14.0 hours from the following course(s)
Courses not chosen previously in Requirement 3 above:
requirement 8
Successfully pass the Biology Major Field Exam.
requirement 9
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.