Minor in Microbiology

Begin Admitting Fall 2020.

The Minor in Microbiology will be of interest to students majoring in fields related to microbiology, such as, biology and biochemistry.  Students pursing admittance to professional programs such as medical, dental, and veterinary schools, may also be interested. 


To complete the minor, students must successfully complete 15 credit hours from the courses listed below.  A minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0 for all minor coursework indicates successful completion.  At least nine hours of coursework for the minor must be completed at MU.

Students will need to take BIO_SC 1500 prior to enrolling in any of the courses listed for the minor.  Students who opt to take BIO_SC 3750 and BIO_SC 3760 in place of V_PBIO 2001 will be required to take BIO_SC 2200 and BIO_SC 2300 as prerequisites. 

Required Microbiology Courses8
V_PBIO 2001Fundamentals of Microbiology5
or BIO_SC 3750
BIO_SC 3760
General Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
V_PBIO 3551Introduction to Immunology I3
Choose from the following course list:15
MICROB 3200Medical Microbiology and Immunology4
or MICROB 2800 Microbiology for Nursing and Health Professions
V_PBIO 3554Introduction to Virology3
V_PBIO 3345 Fundamentals of Parasitology3
V_PBIO 3557Microbial Pathogenesis I3
V_PBIO 3558Microbial Pathogenesis II3
V_PBIO 3560Microbial Physiology3
V_PBIO 3600 Bacterial Genetics and Genomics3
V_PBIO 3650Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology3
V_PBIO 3658Public Health Microbiology3
ENV_SC 4312Environmental Soil Microbiology3
F_S 4370Food Microbiology3
F_S 4375Food Microbiology Laboratory2