Undergraduate Program in
Biology and Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

   B.S. in Biological Sciences - Microbiology


 

Dr. Jacques Robert
Track Coordinator and Advisor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Room 2-11124, MRBX (Directions)
585-275-1722 (x5-1722)
jacques_robert@URMC.Rochester.edu

*Students intending to declare a BS in Microbiology should meet with the Administrator for the UPBM, Marianne Arcoraci, to create an academic plan before meeting with the academic advisor for the BMB track. Students may either visit the UPBM office located in Hutchison Hall, room 488 or contact the office by e-mail (marianne.arcoraci@rochester.edu) to schedule an appointment.




New! - Master of Science in Immunology, Microbiology and Virology
For more information visit the Microbiology Department Website or Facebook

 
     
 
I. INTRODUCTORY COURSES 3 courses, 12 credits
 
  1. BIO 110 Principles of Biology I (4 cr) or BIO 112 Perspectives in Biology I (4 cr)  
      There is no companion laboratory, however, note co-registration in a 2 hour workshop.
     
2. BIO 111 Principles of Biology II (4 cr) or BIO 113 Perspectives in Biology II (4 cr)
    BIO 111P  Introductory Biology Lab (1 cr) is the companion laboratory for BIO 111
    BIO 113P Perspectives in Biology Lab (1 cr) is the companion laboratory for BIO 113
     
3. BIO 198 Principles of Genetics (4 cr)    
   BIO 198P Principles of Genetics Lab (1 cr) is the companion laboratory for BIO 198.
     
     
 
II. LABORATORY EXPERIENCE 2-3 laboratories
 
  1. MBI 221W Microbiology Lab (4 cr) It is recommended that the lab be taken in the Junior year.  
   
2. ________ Plus one other full or one other half laboratory (see laboratory list). It is recommended that students take BIO 111P/113P and/or BIO 198P as part of the introductory coursework to complete this requirement.  

* Students are also encouraged to take Independent Research 395 Courses(4 cr - which can count as a full lab but not as an elective/diversification course).
     
     
 
III. ADVANCED COURSES 5 courses, 20 credits
 
  2 REQUIRED COURSES  
1. MBI 220
(4 cr)
Introduction to Microbiology
2. BCH/BIO 250 (4 cr) Biochemistry
 
  Pick 3 courses from the following list.
3. ______ MBI 404 Introduction to Emerging Pathogens
MBI 414 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
MBI 421 Microbial Genetics
MBI 431 Microbial Physiology
MBI 456 General Virology
MBI 473 Immunology
*Some advanced courses for the Microbiology major are offered on an every other year basis. Visit the Microbiology Course Schedule to find out when courses will be offered.
4. ______
5. ______
     
     
 
IV. ELECTIVE /DIVERSIFICATION 1 course, 4 credits
 
  1. ______ This course must be a 200-level (or higher) course, from outside the Microbiology curriculum. It is to be selected from those courses offered through the Undergraduate Program in Biology (See UPBM Course Offerings). The course may be a laboratory course, and fulfill the supplemental laboratory requirement.  
     
     
 
V. ALLIED FIELD COURSES 9 courses with indicated laboratories
 
  1. CHM 131 Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices I  
2. CHM 132 Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices II
3. CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I with CHM 207 Organic Chemistry Lab (must register for lab separately)
4. CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II with CHM 208 Organic Chemistry Lab (must register for lab separately)
  Note: CHM 171Q and CHM 172Q, Quest Organic Chemistry with CHM 210 will also fulfill the chemistry requirements.
5. PHY 113 General Physics I or PHY 121 Mechanics or PHY 141 Mechanics (Honors)
6. PHY 114 General Physics II or PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism or PHY 142 Electricity and Magnetism (Honors)
7. MTH 141 Calculus I or MTH 161 Calculus IA or MTH 171Q Honors Calculus I
8. MTH 142 Calculus II OR MTH 162 Calculus IIA OR MTH 172Q Honors Calculus II
 
  ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE FROM LIST BELOW: (select one)
9. ______ Math: MTH 163, 164,165, 235. 207, 202 or other upper-level math with advisor approval (MTH 143 not acceptable)
Statistics: STT AP, 201, 203, 212, 214, 216, 221, or other upper-level statistics course with advisor approval (STT 211 not acceptable)
Computer Programming: CSC 109, 161, 170, 171, ECE 114 or other computer programming course with advisor approval (CSC 108 and 110 not acceptable).
     
     
 
VI. UPPER-LEVEL WRITING REQUIREMENT (2 courses)
 
  1. ______
1.) MBI 221w Microbiology Lab Writing (Required) - New! for Class of 2016


2.) UPBM or Natural Science Writing Course 
RECOMMENDED: Independent Research xxx395w, MBI 402 Writing in Microbiology (3 credits)  or MBI 403 Drug Discoveries (2 credits)

* For lists of UPBM elective/diversification courses, see UPBM Course Offerings. Please note that course titles with an " * " indicates an optional upper-level writing component is offered
 
2. ______
     
     
 
 
 

ADVANCED SEMINAR COURSES AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED UNDERGRADUATES

Example: MBI 540 Advanced Topics in Immunology (2 credits; permission of instructor). Seminars are not required courses for the track.

In addition, be sure to consult our General Degree Requirements when constructing your program.