A minor in Microbiology is available to undergraduates majoring in any field, but may be especially appropriate for students in biological or agricultural sciences, physical sciences or science education. This minor will be useful to students who want to strengthen their understanding of either basic cellular processes or applied areas such as the role of microorganisms in industry, agriculture or health.
The minor consists of 15 credit hours including 8 hours of required courses and 7 hours from a group of elective courses
A grade of 'C-' or better will be required for all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements
Required Courses(8 hours)
MB 351 General Microbiology (3 cr.) MB 352 General Microbiology Lab (1 cr.) OR MB 354 Inquiry-guided Microbiology Lab (1 cr.) BCH 451 Introductory Biochemistry (4 cr.)
Elective Courses(7 hours)
BBS (FS) 426 Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory
BEC (CHE) 463 Fermentation of Recombinant Microorganisms
BEC 480 cGMP Fermentation Operations
BIT (MB) 210 Phage Hunters
BIT (MB) 211 Phage Genomics BIT 410 Manipulations of Recombinant DNA BIT 466 Animal Cell Culture Techniques
*These courses require prior approval of the minor advisor: Dr. Jim Brown, 124 David Clark Labs, 919.515.8803, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Any student wishing to pursue this minor should contact Dr. James Brown, who will assign a minor advisor. The advisor will consult with the student on specific course selections. The student must also complete the "Application for Minor" form which is available from Dr. Brown or from Kim Orlowski in the departmental office in 116 David Clark Labs, 515-6146.
The student's minor advisor will review the student's record and certify that the student has completed the requirements for the minor by signing the "Application for Minor" form. Copies of the signed form will be forwarded to the student's major department and the Dean's office of the college in which the student is completing the requirements for a major. Upon certification, the student's transcript will include the statement "Minor in Microbiology." The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.